Diet rich with mushrooms can help fight lifestyle diseases
The wonder antioxidant covers everything from weight loss to cancer resistance.
Immunity booster : Mushrooms are easily digestible, good for stomach ailments and help eliminate food stagnation. And you'll also be surprised to know that mushrooms are a probiotic food and help strengthen the body from inside by upping our natural resistance to diseases. The Zinc in them adds power to the white blood cells, the disease fighters of our body.And when immunity is robust, cancer and infections have a slim chance of getting a toehold.
A weight loss tool : Yes! Our metabolism relies on a healthy dose of protein, fibre and vitamin B to keep it functional and robust. And mushrooms rank high in all three of these metabolism-supporting nutrients. Plus they are loaded with vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and vitamin B3 (niacin), both of which again help boost body's metabolism (which translates into a thinner you).
They are a liver tonic too. Reishi mushrooms have been found to have a healing effect on the lungs and are particularly beneficial for individuals with asthma and other respiratory complaints. Reshi is also said to elevate the spirit and help in spiritual uplift by calming and supporting the nerve function — they are definitely helpful for those who suffer from chronic stress, anxiety or insomnia.
Plus they are an Anti-Diabetic food as they are known to contain certain compounds which help proper functioning of the pancreas and other endocrine glands, thereby promoting the formation of insulin and its proper regulation. They are being studied for their effect against AIDS too.