Eat up!

While there are literally thousands of different mushroom species found across the world, people typically only eat about 2 dozen or so different varieties.

Here are some surprising health benefits to mushrooms you not have known thanks to Insider:

Mushrooms have a lot of nutrients

Mushrooms surprisingly contain fiber, potassium, selenium, vitamin D, and antioxidants so eat up!

Mushrooms aid in digestion and diabetes

Mushrooms have soluble and insoluble fibers. Soluble fibers can lower cholesterol. futhermore, Oyster mushrooms are been studied and have shown to improve diabetes.

Some mushrooms can fight cancer

One study had known the women who eat more mushrooms tend to have lower rates of breast cancer.