Mushrooms are a fungus that is good for your
health. They can reduce your cholesterol levels and have been used in
Asian countries for centuries. They are being used in research studies
to determine how good they are for a healthy diet. Research has shown
that they help with healing since mushrooms stimulate the
system. The white button mushroom a favorite has little known health
properties. The white button mushroom does contain nutrients like B
Japan has shown the best mushroom they eat is the shiitake mushroom
because of its cancer fighting compounds. It is a large black mushroom
that contains lentinan which amasses an army of infection fighting
cells. This mushroom kick starts your immune system to fight
infections. It was shown that feeding animals this in powered form
inhibited tumor growth by sixty seven percent.
The Maitake mushroom also know as the hen of the woods or the dancing
mushroom is known as a great infection fighter. It has been successful
in shrinking tumors in lab animals. You will benefit if you add these
mushrooms to your healthy diet. Mushrooms contain important
B vitamins niacin and riboflavin which are not found in vegetables. This is good
news for the white mushroom which most people eat in there salads.
Niacin is used to form enzymes needed to convert sugars into energy
and use fats and keep your tissues happy. Riboflavin is used to
convert other nutrients, vitamin B6 and folate into useful forms.
You need to cook them instead of eating raw. When you cook them you
remove the water and release the good nutrients and make them taste
better. You should try and stay with the Asian varieties such as the
shiitake and miatake. Others to try are enoki, oyster, pine, and straw
varieties. You should wash and clean them and cut off the stems. You
can use mushroom water to add to salads and sauces.
Raw sliced mushrooms are a salad bar
favorite but try and not make them a habit. Raw mushrooms can contain
chemicals that are not good for the body if ate in large amounts. it
is far better to eat cooked ones because heat removes any bad