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!
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