Mushrooms have had their own revolution in the realm of food for health.
Mushrooms have had their own revolution in the realm of food for health. Researchers have discovered that in over an estimated 38,000 species of mushrooms, most provide a wealth of protein, fiber, B Vitamins and Vitamin C. The most powerful being the Maitake mushroom, native to the mountains of Northeastern Japan . Japanese doctors have been using the maitakes to lower blood pressure blood lipids, two key factors in cardiovascular disease. Even more importantly, maitakes are a rich source of Beta-Glucan . These compounds play a major role in triggering the immune system, which plays a role in controlling the growth and spread of cancer. One may enjoy the benefits of the maitake in supplement form, in tea made from dried maitakes or with the actual mushroom.