Mushrooms like Maitake, Turkey Tail and Rishi have been used medicinally for thousands of years in Asia and they seem to have a magical effect on the immune system.
Mushrooms are a good source of many vitamins and minerals and antioxidants:
Vitamin D, Zinc, Potassium, Selenium, Copper, Magnesium and Phosphorus. They are also a good source of fiber and protein.
Studies have shown these amazing fungi can increase phagocytosis, the process by which the white blood cells seek out and destroy forgein invaders like viruses and bacteria.
Another study showed the actions of medicinal mushrooms had an immuno-modulatory effect on the body. This means that these mushrooms can help to upregulate the immune system as well as down regulate in cases where the immune system may be attacking itself.
Consider adding some of these amazing healthy fungi to your diet, If you don’t have a taste for them or don’t like to eat them, try them in a tea or capsule form!
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