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August 24, 2019 -

Live longer and prevent disease by adding mushrooms to your diet

Live longer and prevent disease by adding mushrooms to your diet

If healthy food is medicine, then mushrooms are highly medicinal. These edible fungi contain numerous nutrients and produce natural compounds that help protect against diseases. They can even increase the longevity of people who eat them regularly.

A 2017 study by researchers from The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) showed that some nutritionally dense mushrooms have high amounts of ergothioneine, glutathione, and other antioxidants. An antioxidant-rich diet can protect cells against oxidative stress and slow down the aging process.Any edible mushroom brings a lot of antioxidants and nutrients to the dining table. In their study, Penn State researchers identified seven edible mushroom species with the highest antioxidant activity and the greatest concentration of nutrients: porcini, golden oyster, pioppino, oyster, maitake, Lion's mane, and shitake.


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