Rashi Yadav
7 years ago
Mushrooms Have Surprising Power to Heal People and the Planet

Mushrooms Have Surprising Power to Heal People and the Planet:
As you’re probably aware, mushrooms are good for you. So good that they’re often used as medicine.
Mushrooms have a range of extraordinary health benefits for humans:
Mushrooms are a superfood, one of the most health-promoting foods on the planet, and anestimated 50% of edible mushrooms are considered functional foods, meaning that they have a potentially positive effect on health beyond basic nutrition.
Cancer-fighting mushrooms​: Numerous studies have shown that mushrooms help fight breast cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, uterine cervix cancer, pancreatic cancer, gastric cancer, and acute leukemia. In addition, antitumor compounds have been identified in various mushrooms species.

Mushrooms and the health of our planet:Mushrooms are good for you. And they’re also good for your planet. As world-renowned mycologist Paul Stamets discusses, mushrooms can potentially solve some of our most pressing and serious problems.In his wildly popular TED talk, he explains how they can: 
1.Clean up oil spills all over the world
2.Absorb farm pollution
3.Fight off smallpox and flu viruses
4.Combat insects
5.Create rich environments for farms and new forests, and
6.Become a sustainable fuel source for the future
How to add more mushrooms to your diet:
If you’re interested in adding more mushrooms to your diet, there are many ways you can include mushrooms in your meals. Just be sure to eat them cooked (here’s why) — in soups, sautés, and as meat substitutes.
Eating a variety of organic mushrooms regularly is best. You can choose from white, cremini, Portobello, oyster, shiitake, maitake, reishi mushrooms, and other types of edible fungi. 

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