Sports Nutrition

Mushrooms for Sports Performance

Proper nutrition plays an important role in enhancing athletic performance. Mushrooms’ team of nutrients and health profile are ideal for a sports performance diet.

College & Professional Sports Dietitians Association

Mushrooms are on athletic training tables across the country because mushroom nutrition and The Blend™ play an important role in enhancing athletic and personal performance.

Why Mushrooms Are a Perfect Fit in a High-Performance Diets

Team of nutrients:

VITAMIN D to help maintain and support strong bones.
ERGOTHIONEINE, a naturally occurring antioxidant that may help protect the body’s cells.
POTASSIUM to help muscles contract, regulate fluids and mineral balance for recovery and muscle hydration.
SELENIUM to help improve immune function and repair cellular damage.
COPPER to help make red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout the body.
B VITAMINS to help to provide energy by breaking down proteins, fats and carbohydrates.

Health Profile

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Why The Blend ™ is a Nutritional Powerhouse

The Blend™ helps athletes eat the food they grew up with and the food they crave, but with all the protein, amino acids, Vitamin B12 and iron from meat along with Vitamin D, Potassium, Selenium, Ergothioneine and Glutathione from mushrooms.  Where else can you get a power meal that delivers energy, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, supports immunity, adds fiber, promotes brain cognition and may have beta-glucans.  That is the “Power of &”. 

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Downloadable Handouts

Introduce The Blend™ to your Athletes: Learn how and why you should introduce The Blend™ technique to your athletes.

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Recipes from Sports Dietitians

Download Blended recipes developed and approved by top sports RDs.

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The Mushroom Council participates in a number of noteworthy industry events, samplings, presentations, conference and tradeshows. See what Nutrition events we are attending this year.

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All About Mushrooms

Mushrooms are nature’s hidden treasure: always in season and grown year-round. Learn more about the magnificent mushroom – from nutritional benefits to umami – we shed some light on this versatile superfood.

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Press Releases

Find our past and present press releases distributed by the Mushroom Council.

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