How do you like mushrooms?
These almost miraculous foods are so amazing that researchers are very enthusiastic about their medicinal uses.
That’s because mushrooms are important sources of:
- vitamins, like vitamin B1, riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pyridoxine (B6) and folacin (folic acid);
- essential minerals, including potassium, magnesium, sodium, copper, iron and phosphorus.
But the most significant is selenium, which is actually found in very few fruits or vegetables. And which:
- acts as a powerful antioxidant
- helps reduce the risk of cancer
- shields your heart against diseases
- and can even prevent mental diseases from being triggered
Powerful Ally Against Weight Loss
With a content of over 80% water and high in fiber, adding mushrooms to daily meals also makes you full fast. So you won’t actually be inclined to overeat and gain weight. And there’s more.
Did you know that your body can extract the energy it needs from a cup of mushrooms (containing less than 50 calories)? This quality makes mushrooms a powerful ally in the battle against excess fat.
Improves Your Digestive System
But there are plenty of other benefits to consuming mushrooms. And that’s because the mushroom fibers play a particularly important role in preventing constipation and optimizing the digestive system.
Once it reaches your digestive system, your body transforms the starch in mushrooms into food for the good type of bacteria in the colon. And this helps you maintain a healthy gut.
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Did you know…?
Mushrooms are the only non-animal foods that contain vitamin D, which is highly beneficial and helps bolster your immune system. In fact, a 3-4 week “diet”, during which you consume mushrooms makes your immune system highly resistant to cold. And that’s all because of its vitamin D content.
Plus, the high levels of vitamin B2 (riboflavin) that mushroom contains proved extremely beneficial to the skin since it improves the quality of the tissue. All while, its vitamin B8 content helps to strengthen the hair follicle and gives it a healthy shine.
So What Type Of Mushrooms Should You Add To Your Daily Diet?
Also known as Agaricus bisporus are some of the most popular edible mushrooms and are recognized for their major health benefits. They have the role of stimulating and increasing your immunity levels.
Maitake and Shiitake mushrooms
Maitake (in Japanese, this can be translated as “the dancing mushroom” J) and Shiitake mushrooms are also great since they are used for their strong antitumor properties. For example, in Japan, holistic doctors make use of Shiitake mushrooms to treat certain heart conditions, but also to increase the body’s resistance against viral infections.
In the 1980s, while doing a shiitake mushroom study, a Japanese microbiologist called Dr. Hiroaki Nanba of Kobe Pharmaceutical University discovered that the polysaccharides in the maitake mushroom exhibit more antitumor activity than any other mushroom known to man (or science).
He also proved that the oral administration (consumption of maitake) proved to have a more powerful activity than that of the fungi extracts.
So eating the actual mushroom is much more beneficial than consuming any extract or pill.
Both maitake and shiitake have also shown an impressive potential to improve overall immunity by strengthening the defense of the host organ and health in various chronic conditions such as liver disease, asthma, diabetes, HIV / AIDS and even cancer.
And they can also mitigate cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, obesity and high cholesterol and triglycerides.
And are also useful as complementary therapy in systemic infections with Candida albicans or Listeria monocytogenes.
Centuries of ancient medicine reveres these mushrooms as extraordinary superfoods. And modern medicine is just now starting to pick up on that.
Where can I find them?
All these remarkable mushrooms are actually very easy to find. You can go to Walmart and pick them up from there, or you can just try buying them online. Just make sure you order the actual mushrooms and not the powder. It’s much more beneficial for you to consume mushrooms in their natural form. And as God intended.
So how do you like mushrooms now?
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