Mushrooms are a good source of nutrients including vitamin D, especially if they’re exposed to UV light to enhance the D content. But the missing piece of the puzzle is that they only contain vitamin D2, a less potent form of vitamin D compared to the vitamin D3 your body produces when exposed to sunlight. Research has found that D3 can raise your D levels twice or thrice the amount D2 does. Try seafood or dairy instead.
By drinking a cup of chaga tea every day, you can enjoy the various health benefits it has to offer. Chaga mushrooms boost immunity and fight inflammation to keep diseases at bay. They're also great for the heart as they help manage diabetes and lower cholesterol levels. Additionally, chaga also increases physical endurance and boosts brain function.
Used as a health food and medicine in countries like Japan, China for centuries, Shiitake mushrooms (both, raw and dried!) are a powerhouse of rare B vitamins and vitamin D. While a hallmark health benefit of consuming them is improved immune function, Shiitake may also help lower cholesterol, fight obesity, and even inhibit growth of cancerous cells.
Several thousand species of mushrooms are found across North America. Among them, only about 250 are considered significantly poisonous. Except Florida, which is too hot and Arizona, which is too arid, mushrooms are found almost in all the states in the USA. Many people have experienced discomfort and even death[.....]
More revered for its pharmaceutical than nutritional value, reishi mushroom has many medicinal purposes and is a part of traditional Chinese medicine. It contains a high concentration of active components like organic germanium, polysaccharides, and triterpenes that power the immune system. Too tough to be edible, this mushroom is had in various other forms. The extract of these mushrooms is found to inhibit several types of allergic reactions. It helps in cholesterol management and is known to have anticancer and liver-protecting properties. It also helps in keep the blood-sugar level in check, banishes insomnia and fights stress.
Mushrooms are a popular food the world over, with once exotic species like the enoki or the porcini, now available alongside the good old button mushroom or morel in stores in North America. Antibacterial and antiviral properties, as well as hepatoprotective, cholesterol lowering, and anti-inflammatory effects have made some species especially potent additions to the pharma world. Used in traditional medicine and herbal remedies, these mushrooms are now applied in easy to consume supplements, teas, and herbal treatments.
Reheating kills nutrition in food and alters compounds in food (certain proteins become fat). Repeated reheating assists growth of food poisoning bacteria. Rapidly store leftovers in airtight containers at temp below 0° F. Avoid reheating chicken, mushrooms, rice, beets, celery, potatoes and spinach. Ayurveda suggests eating food fresh and to avoid reheating.
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