- Mushrooms help identify cancer cells! Mushrooms have antigen binding lecithins. That means they help recognize and bind abnormal (cancer-causing) cells in our bodies. They recognize abnormal cells and tag them so the immune system can destroy them.
- Mushrooms help fight cancer. Certain compounds in mushrooms also help prevent abnormal cells from dividing and replicating. The phytochemicals in mushrooms help boost the immune system’s ability to destroy virus-infected cancerous cells.
- Mushrooms help prevent obesity. Their chemical properties oppose insulin, which helps lower blood sugar levels.
Mushrooms also block enzymes that break carbs into simple sugars – this maintains a more stable blood sugar level when you eat carb-rich foods, so you don’t have the sugar spike-and-crash that pushes you to eat more sugars. Mushrooms help stabilize your appetite to help you eat better overall.
- Mushrooms are better than yoghurt. Mushrooms have more probiotics to help promote healthy bacteria in the gut. They also help promote the body’s own production of bacteria that fights bowel infections.
- Mushrooms are delicious! Mushrooms should be cooked before eaten because some mushrooms contain a potentially carcinogenic substance that is reduced when cooked.
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Some scientific information sourced from The End of Dieting by Joel Fuhrman, M.D. All gourmet information is my own as I am a total mushroom connoisseur.