MUSHROOMS 🍄 ‼️ want to boost you immune system, prevent cancer, increase your daily fiber, increase anti-oxidants, and essentially slow the aging process? Also want to up your umami game? Um-yum yes please! Find a friendly fungi 😁 While you might be accustomed to the typical grocery store varieties, branch out to wild mushrooms. Wild mushrooms have much higher levels of the ‘good stuff’ than the commercially produced varietals.🍄
Mushrooms have been used for centuries in ancient medicine. Different mushrooms have differing effects. Here’s a summary of shrooms to get to know.
Cordyceps: are you busy? Are you stressed? Are you fatigued? Cordyceps is you best friend. This mushroom is an adaptogen which can boost energy due to it being a beta-glycan bomb. This increases the ATP, or the fuel which your cells depend upon. 🍄
Lion’s mane: Need a mind brain boost? 🧠Lions mane improves memory, concentration, and balances the nervous system. Plus it’s furry like a lion. 🦁 I used lions mane last week with chili verde sauce. A great veg substitute! 🍄
Reishi: do you have insomnia? Are you stressing? Are you prone to seasonal allergies? Reishi mushroom to the rescue. Reishi mushrooms were first written about in a Chinese book 2000 years ago. Reishi mushrooms balance the immune system and have a soothing effect. I recommend taking reishi before bed if you tend to wake in the middle of the night. 🍄
There are many more mushrooms in the world. Turkey tail, chaga, morels, porcini, chantrelles..... The mushrooms here in this pic are chestnut mushrooms. I scrambled them up with green onions (superfood alert 🚨), potatoes, trout, peppers, and onion. Yum! What are your favorite mushrooms?