Magic mushrooms can do some amazing things. No, not just those kind of things! Some do contain natural psychedelic chemicals, but there are many mushrooms whose botanical magic lies in the amazing things they can do for your health. Even celebrities are using mushrooms as an anti-aging secret weapon in creams and facial peels.
Sound far-fetched? Not really, once you get to know more about the special health benefits of mushrooms.
There are about 150,000 different kinds of mushrooms. They are a unique species – neither animal nor plant, these fungi basically exist on decomposing matter and funnel nutrients back into the earth. Pretty much ever since humans have be hunting and gathering, mushrooms have been on the menu.
Eat more fungi! Health benefits of mushrooms
Mushrooms have been linked to medicine and healing since ancient times. And recently, more and more scientific studies are uncovering the benefits of mushrooms. It turns out that they just may be up there with the other “superfoods” that we hear about, like kale and quinoa.
Portobello mushrooms and shiitake mushrooms are ingredients in many different kinds of dishes. You can look for these next time you are eating out at a restaurant or try them in mushroom recipes at home. There are more mushrooms in your diet than you might think.
Here’s an important thing to remember when it comes to mushrooms: Don’t hike out to the woods to collect them fresh. It takes a lot of study before people can determine which types are edible and which types are not. While some can be just too hard to chew, there are more than a few out there that can make you seriously sick – or worse. Luckily, there is a large and robust industry that is devoted to the cultivation of mushrooms.
Many grocery stores have an excellent variety of mushrooms that you can use. You can also find many types in health food stores that you can use to experience the health benefits of mushrooms.
OK, that’s nice, but there’s more to this than sautéed chicken and mushrooms. There are anti-aging secrets to uncover. Anti-aging benefits of mushrooms
Dr. Victor Marchione received his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1973 and continued on to do his Medical Degree at the University of Messina. He has been licensed and practicing medicine in New York and New Jersey for more than 20 years. For more visit Bel Marra Health.