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Why mushrooms are the new superfood

Did you know that mushrooms have been shown to boost immune function, reduce inflammation, and improve heart health? In fact, these wonder fungi have many similar properties to fruits and vegetables, but with even more benefits. Find out why mushrooms are the new superfood and what exactly makes them so special in this detailed article on the health benefits of mushroom supplements.


Why every diet should include mushrooms

Mushrooms have been heralded for their incredible health benefits for centuries, but it’s only recently that scientists have begun to agree. Mushrooms can help your immune system, heal radiation damage and could even be used to treat cancer. That’s not all—mushrooms also boost your metabolism and improve your brain function. These fantastic fungi really are little miracles from nature! Not convinced? Read on!


Mushrooms reduce inflammation in the body

The polysaccharides in shiitake, maitake, and reishi mushrooms have anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce chronic inflammation. Because chronic inflammation is linked to cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and other ailments, many health experts now encourage a diet rich in polysaccharides. These medicinal mushrooms can be taken as capsules or tea.


Mushrooms boost immunity

Mushrooms contain antioxidant properties that protect cells and tissues against oxidative stress, which is at risk of causing some cancers and degenerative diseases. Furthermore, they’re packed with B vitamins that nourish your nervous system and promote healthy cellular growth. Niacin, riboflavin, thiamine, pantothenic acid and vitamin D are all found in wild mushrooms.


Mushrooms help with digestion

When we eat, our body has to break down food and absorb nutrients from what we just ate. This process produces waste that needs to be expelled from our body. Mushrooms help in this process by increasing production of digestive enzymes such as amylase and lipase, which help digest carbohydrates and fats respectively. This improves your overall digestive health, allowing you to better absorb the nutrients your body needs.


Mushrooms keep you regular

One of their more interesting features is that they can make you go to the bathroom. It’s not just because of fiber content: Mushrooms actually stimulate peristalsis, which is your gut’s wave-like muscular contractions that push food through your GI tract. Mushrooms also have a high concentration of potassium—which is important because potassium helps balance water levels in and around cells, resulting in normal hydration and bowel function.


Mushrooms give you more energy

When you’re looking for a nutritious and healthy snack, few foods can match a mushroom. Rich in antioxidants, protein, vitamins and minerals, these little fungi offer your body nutrients that keep you running strong. As an added bonus, they’re low in calories and fat-free. The benefits of eating more mushrooms don’t stop there; research shows that adding them to your diet can make you feel even more energized.


Mushrooms boost your metabolism

Researchers have found that what makes mushrooms such a heart-healthy food is that they raise metabolic rates. In other words, you burn more calories by eating them than if you were eating, say, carrots or celery. There’s still more research to be done before we know exactly how many calories we can expect to burn with every bite, but preliminary studies suggest anywhere from 1 to 100 extra calories per mushroom serving.


Mushrooms improve brain function, mood, and memory

Mushrooms can help boost brain function and improve our mood. Because of their high vitamin D content, mushrooms are also linked to a lower risk of dementia and memory loss in elderly individuals. 


Kardish Better Mushroom Supplements

Our Kardish Better Mushroom Blend offers all these amazing benefits. Our special formula contains: 

  • Lion’s Mane: Supports a healthy nervous system. Helps support memory, focus, & alertness. Helps support creativity & mood.
  • Chaga: High levels of antioxidants. Promotes anti-aging and youthfulness. Balances metabolic system (natural adaptogen).
  • Reishi: Natural adaptogen. Helps balance mental & physical stress.
  • Turkey Tail: Powerful immunity activator. Powerful beta-glucans.

The best part is that they’re fast-acting and great value. What more could you ask for? They are available at your local Kardish Health Food store across Ottawa.

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