Mushrooms May Lower Cancer Risk
In a systematic review and meta-analysis of 17 cancer studies, researchers discovered that eating just 18 grams of mushroom a day (equal to about just two medium-sized mushrooms) may lower the risk of cancer by as much as 45%. In particular, breast cancer appeared to be the most affected.
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Mushrooms have been consumed as a functional food by many cultures for centuries because of their unique taste, subtle flavor, and role in a healthful diet, being low in calories, carbohydrates, sodium, and fats and cholesterol-free. Edible mushrooms are also rich in bioactive compounds, including phytochemicals (alkaloids, phenolic acids, flavonoids, carotenoids), fiber, polysaccharides, selenium, vitamins (e.g., niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, ascorbic acid, and vitamins B and D), and the crucial antioxidants ergothioneine and glutathione which may play a significant role in the prevention of cancer. Many of the protective effects of mushrooms are thought to be mediated through their antioxidant properties with the unique antioxidant, ergothioneine, thought to be playing an important role.
7 health benefits of mushrooms
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Read on to discover seven ways that mushrooms can benefit your health:
1. Decrease the risk of cancer
2. Lower sodium intake
3. Promote lower cholesterol
4. Protect brain health
5. Provide a source of vitamin D
6. Stimulate a healthier gut
6. Support a healthy immune system
Mushrooms May Protect Against Cancer
Mushrooms May Help Control Blood Sugar Levels
Mushrooms have been considered as an edible and medicinal resource for thousands of years, especially in Asian countries. Glucans are polysaccharides constituents very commonly found in the fungal kingdom. Many of the basidiomycetes produce polysaccharides with very important advantageous medicinal properties.
Mushroom glucan extracts help to regulate cytokines and phagocyte activity and improve protection for infections and inflammations. One of the more popular ways is through oral intake, which has been shown to improve the host’s immunity. These extracts also have anti-tumor effects, where they suppress pro-inflammatory cytokines, chemokines and inhibit cancer cells.
E-Munity is a highly nutritious powdered beverage that combines the polysaccharides found in Cordyceps Mycelium, Shiitake, ABM mushroom, and Maitake mushroom with antioxidants in Cassia seeds and Blueberries which developed based on the nutrition immunology theory.