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.
There are a number of surprising links between mushrooms and longevity.
All of these are promoted for their overall immune-boosting benefits because of mushroom’s anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral and antibacterial properties. Mushrooms have been linked to diverse health benefits like fighting infections, treating diabetes, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, and helping ward against dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
When it comes to the anti-aging properties of mushrooms, it’s the antioxidants which are found in certain mushrooms like shitake mushrooms that really shine. Antioxidants help prevent cell breakdown and exfoliate the skin.
It’s also been shown that they have anti-inflammatory properties which can help treat many skin problems and makes them a valuable anti-aging agent that we can use. A lesser known compound called kojic acid is also found in certain mushrooms. Kojic acid is a highly-regarded skin lightener that can fade sunspots and acne scars.
Mushrooms to help you look and feel younger
Not only do mushrooms help with skin-related issues, they can also help you in the fight against the aging process. Research is revealing why mushrooms are one of the more important foods to add to your diet. They can help boost immunity, manage stress levels, lower cholesterol and even have anti-aging benefits.
A study by Hong Kong researchers took a closer look at reishi mushrooms, examining the antioxidant properties that may help protect against cancer and other chronic diseases. In particular, it’s the protection of cellular components from oxidative damage, which may lead to the decreased risk of mutations. Antioxidants combat against this free-radical damage, boosting immune cells so your body can maintain good health.
猴頭菇靈芝百菌湯 Five mushrooms and lucid ganoderma soup
黨參姬松茸蟲草花湯 Blaze mushroom and ordyceps flowers soup
茶樹菇黨蔘黄芪湯 Tea tree mushroom and codonopsis soup