Shiitake Mushrooms: How Do They Heal Your Body?
Shiitake mushrooms are edible mushrooms native to East Asia. You can find them fresh, dried, or in various dietary supplements. They are known for their rich, savory taste and diverse health benefits. Let me talk you through them.
They are immune boosting, anti-viral, anti bacterial, anti-candida / thrush (as they contain enzymes that break down candida cell walls).
They are generally good for heart disease and they manage our cholesterol HDL and LDL ratio.
Shiitakes help decrease excess body fat, and rids the body of the residues that build up from eating excess animal protein.
They are particularly good for cancer - stopping cancer cell growth, and help those undergoing chemo manage the side effects.
They contain zinc, vitamin D, iron, B vitamins (including B12), unsaturated fatty acids and choline.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine terms, shiitake mushrooms replenish Qi (energy) and nourish blood. They are beneficial to the stomach and are used specifically in the treatment of stomach and cervical cancer. Interestingly TCM advises long term vegans against eating too much of any mushrooms.
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