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Eight Different Types of Mushrooms and Their Benefits

You might’ve been eating and loving mushrooms from long time, but have you ever realized that which type of mushroom are you eating? Yes, there are eight different types of mushrooms and each type comes with its own distinctive benefits. I love them a lot so it’s not difficult for me to make them a part of my daily menu, but even if you don’t like them still you should think twice before pushing them aside next time on your dining table.

Given below are the eight types of mushroom and their main benefits:

White mushrooms: These are the familiar button mushrooms, Creminis and Portobellos that most of us eat commonly. They come with a special carbohydrate that helps in controlling blood sugar levels. These mushrooms are also known for high quantity of Selenium that helps in preventing prostate cancer.

Shiitake: These are delicious and meaty mushrooms that come with an anti-tumor compound, which helps in fighting with tumors. Japanese have developed it as a great cancer treatment. Additionally, it’s a great source of Vitamin D, which helps in fighting with infection.

Reishi: This mushroom looks like a large white and brown flower made of wood. It comes with anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-cancer, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. In addition to that it also helps in maintaining the cholesterol level.

Maitake mushrooms: They sweep the nervous system of our body, find abnormal cells and destruct them. On the other hand, they also trigger our body for releasing killer immune system cells and help in fighting with breast cancer.

Oysters: Due to high amount of anti-oxidant compounds these mushrooms can turn out to be life savior in case of HIV. However, this thing isn’t confirmed because scientists are still enthusiastically researching on them as a possible cure of HIV.

Chanterelle:These mushrooms have been associated with anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties again and again. They also come with high quantities of Potassium, Vitamin C and Vitamin D.

Porcini:This meaty mushroom has been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory resource multiple times. Porcini mushrooms contain Ergosterol compound, which attacks enemy cells for preventing anti-inflammation.

Shimeji: You should pay close attention to this one. These tiny-capped but long-stemmed mushrooms are often used in various Asian soups. These mushrooms contain beta-glucans, which help in destroying various types of tumors, preventing asthma, diabetes and many other diseases. They also improve our immune system and boost its healing capabilities.

Ricard D Knowles