Mushrooms: A Natural Way to Boost Your Immune System

Mushrooms contain complex carbohydrates and polysaccharides which increase our bodies immunity.  Research strongly supports mushroom’s ability to prevent and even heal many ailments and conditions from cancer to a common cold.  Here’s a short list of the mushrooms and some of the positive effects to eat for good health.

Maitake:  Stimulates the immune cells in an anti-cancer fashion, lowers blood pressure, improves blood sugar

Reishi:  Improves blood sugar, blood pressure, fat metabolism, inflammation

Butten:  Increases vitamin D in the body (strengthens bones), helps create hormones, has a host of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant capacity

Shitake:  Boosts immunity, fights infection, prevents tumor growth

Portobello:  Improves thyroid function, reduces plaque build up in arteries

When shopping: Make sure your mushrooms are firm, plump, fresh and wash them up.  Also it’s advisable to refrain from wild mushrooms, some of which can be lethal!

In Health & Service,

Dr. Phillips