It’s not Monday so this can’t be part of our #mushroommonday
series but let’s pretend. You can shitake me later behind my back.....
Some interesting research has come out of the Hadassah-Hebrew university medical Center in Jerusalem. The equivalent of a 1500mg dose of Shitake extract was shown to reduce the increase of body fat during a caloric overload over 25 weeks. Not only were the subjects thinner than the control group they also showed other signs of improved health - lower triglycerides, a better LDL HDL ratio and lower blood sugar levels. They also had reduced fatty liver with smaller concentrations of enzymes that mark liver damage.
Shitake has been known as an anti inflammatory and they think this is one of the mechanisms that reduces fat, bad cholesterol and liver damage.
Some other benefits from Shitake mushrooms -
- high in biotin - good for skin, hair and metabolism
- lowers blood pressure
- support healthy guy bacteria
- supports immune system function
- highly effective antioxidant
- kill cancer cells and reduce chromosomal damage from cancer treatments.
Shitake mushrooms seem to address some of the key pathways that have effects on our longevity. Blood sugar being a big one. As little as a few Mushrooms per day can add up to a significant boost in health. I add them to my omelettes and stir fry’s and salads. I also occasionally have the golden latte with shitake and turmeric from @foursigmatic. It’s delicious.
#fungi #mushroommonday #nutritiontips