Mushrooms are a brain food.
The B vitamins in mushrooms, along with the minerals copper and potassium, are important for your brain and nervous system to function properly. Some of the ways that these nutrients work include:
- Pantothenic acid (one of the B vitamins) helps your body produce neurotransmitters (the signals your brain sends) and contributes to mental performance.
- Other B vitamins, such as biotin, niacin and thiamine contribute to normal psychological function – a big word that relates to how your brain processes information and how you behave.
- Copper is necessary for normal neurological function (the way your brain and nerves work).
- Potassium contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system.
Without adequate intake of these nutrients your brain may struggle function normally.