Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) mushrooms have been used as a natural remedy in alternative medicine for centuries. Likewise, modern medicine demonstrates shiitake mushrooms' promising health benefits.
A few of its benefits are thought to be:
🍄Could promote heart health
Naturally low in sodium and free of saturated fats, mushrooms are heart-healthy food, especially when used as an alternative to processed meats. The beta-glucan (a type of soluble fiber) in shiitake mushrooms is useful for cholesterol reduction. The potassium in shiitake mushrooms is also beneficial for reducing blood pressure.
🍄May reduce risk of prostate cancer
A 2019 study following more than 36,000 men in Japan between ages 40 and 79 found a correlation between mushroom consumption and lowered incidence of prostate cancer. Researchers attribute the relationship to ergothioneine, an antioxidant in mushrooms like shiitake, king oyster, oyster, and maitake varieties that can ease oxidative stress.
🍄May help prevent gingivitis
Gingivitis is a preventable dental disease caused by plaque buildup and the accumulation of "bad" bacteria in the mouth. This bacteria damages gum tissues and may lead to complications such as periodontal disease.
Studies have shown that shiitake mushroom extract can reduce this harmful bacteria while preserving healthy bacteria. These results suggest dental health benefits associated with shiitake mushrooms.
🍄May aid in supporting Immunity
Because not much copper is stored in the body, having a reliable food source can help prevent a deficiency. A cup of cooked shiitake mushrooms contains more than the daily required amount of copper for most adults.
Copper is vital for the immune system, supporting the creation and activity of various immune cells, including T cells, neutrophils, phagocytes, B-lymphocytes, natural killer cells, and antibodies.
🍄Thought of to improve nutritional status of vegetarians
Shiitake mushrooms offer several nutrients of interest to vegetarians, helping reduce the risk of deficiencies. Shiitake mushrooms are a good source of zinc. Zinc is typically found in red meat, poultry, and seafood. Because a cup of cooked shiitake mushrooms has almost 2 milligrams of zinc, it helps contribute to a daily goal of 8 to 11 milligrams per day.
If you are currently taking any medication or are pregnant or undergoing any treatment, we strongly recommend you consult your medical advisor before taking tinctures.
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