Healthy mushrooms and fungi. medicinal properties
Mushrooms and Mushrooms have a lot to contribute to us. In no time, the harvest season will decorate the forests with its colors. What is its therapeutic use?
Today, we are talking about mushrooms and their therapeutic characteristics because they are an ideal supplement to strengthen the immune system and thus defeat the virus. Take good notes, and mushrooms are powerful.
Mushrooms and Mushrooms, What is the difference?
The fungus grows under the ground, while the mushroom is the above part. If we want another simile, we can say that the fungus is like the tree, and the mushroom, the fruit.
When the weather conditions stress the fungus, reproduction begins, so we can consider that the mushroom is the reproductive organ of the fungus.
Saying that we will eat a “mushroom scramble” is wrong; since this part is not edible, what we have on the plate is a “mushroom scramble.”
They have multiple health properties, both in supplement form and included in the dish:
They are low in calories. They prevent hair loss because they are rich in iron, selenium, copper, and other minerals that enrich the hair follicle. They are beneficial for the heart, regulate blood pressure, and lower cholesterol levels. Studies are being done on the use of medicinal mushrooms for cancer treatments. They help improve memory, thanks to iron and magnesium They are low in carbohydrates and contain B vitamins, vitamin C, and protein for glycemic control. For the skin, it maintains hydration and smoothness, as it is rich in water and copper, which benefits collagen production. It also promotes circulation and is an antioxidant. They collaborate in liver detoxification; thanks to selenium, it alkalizes the body's pH. Anti-inflammatory and healing help in various pathologies such as arthritis and improve the ability to regenerate wounds.
Mushroom studies describe many benefits.
90% water, 4% protein, 4% carbohydrates, less than 1% fat. They are rich in fiber, so they are good for improving the intestinal tract. Low in sodium but rich in potassium and phosphorus, vitamin C, and group B.
The most important antioxidant it contains is beta-glucan.
Mushrooms are grown to make capsules whose concentration multiplies their healing properties. There are many; we will summarize the characteristics of the most important.
Sun Mushroom, Agaricus Blazei
Recommended in allergies, regulates the immune system, helps in infectious processes.
Turkey Tail, Coriolus Versicolor
Its glycoproteins (PSK) have been extensively studied in oncological processes. It also has antiviral properties.
Rich in Vanadium, its use has been studied with glycemic control.
Adaptogen, stimulator of vital energy. It enhances the production of sperm, thus being recommended infertility treatments.
Maitake, Grifola Frondosa
Activator of metabolism helps in detoxification: weight control, triglycerides, hypertension.
Detoxification and drainage. Support of the respiratory, urinary system. Eliminates toxins, edema.
It has specific protective properties of the intestine.
Reishi Ganoderma Lucidum
It is the mushroom of longevity, and it protects the immune system, antioxidant, protein synthesis, … etc. In ancient times in Japan, it was reserved solely for the imperial family.
Mushrooms are rich in enzymes, antioxidants (beta-glucans), vitamins and minerals, and amino acids.
Its consumption in supplementation multiplies its therapeutic function. Spain has an important production in Galicia since it is a region where the necessary characteristics for its growth exist.
Although the price of its consumption is high, its health benefits are too. Of course, the synergy of the elements of a natural product has no comparison with the use of chemically manufactured products in laboratories.
Either as part of your menu or if you decide to try it in supplementation, mycology is part of the rich nutritional and therapeutic offer that nature offers us.
Its medicinal use is unknown to most. It has, among other advantages, the lack of contraindications. It can be consumed unless you have a specific allergy or intolerance to mushrooms with any previous medication.
This dish is varied and complete, with many nutrients, forming part of a balanced diet. A healthy diet should allow our body to function properly and should also prevent certain diseases.
Mushrooms are very interesting for their content of phosphorus and ergosterol, a precursor substance of vitamin D, fundamental for the good assimilation of calcium and for it to penetrate the bones. They also supply iodine, a mineral that is deficient in many diets and regulates the activity of the thyroid, a gland that simultaneously regulates all the body’s functions. They also provide regulatory fiber for intestinal transit.
The vegetables in today’s recipe protect us from cancer, high blood pressure, and infections. They also help us to digest and eliminate fluid retention.
The chive stands out for its purifying and diuretic properties. If we consume it raw, it protects us from infections. In addition, it helps us with digestion and protects us from cancer.
Fresh garlic has the fewer amount of nutrients since it has more water than dried garlic. They protect us from infections and help us regulate blood pressure.
Basil is interesting for the elderly who have lost their taste or appetite, hypertensive people, and poor digestion.
Wheat flour represents the cereal that must be present in all meals. People with diabetes, cholesterol, or constipation problems will make the recipe with whole wheat flour. Celiacs can make the recipe with buckwheat flour, which does not contain gluten.
People who must control weight, diabetics or those with high triglycerides, will make today’s recipe with a moderate amount of spaghetti, accompanied with lots of mushrooms and garlic.
Olive oil is also a food for daily consumption that increases good cholesterol and prevents the oxidation of bad cholesterol, thus preventing arteriosclerosis or the formation of fatty plaques on the vascular walls.
Evaporated milk is an interesting option to complete the recommended amount of milk per day, which is half a liter. This milk enriches the recipe in calcium, quality proteins, fats, sugars, and vitamins.
The eggs used to make the recipe provide quality protein and antioxidants.
Prawns do not pose a risk that increases cholesterol levels, providing quality proteins and minerals such as iron, magnesium, iodine, chlorine, phosphorus, and potassium.
As always, we complete today’s menu with some bread, a piece of fruit, and a yogurt.