Nutrition and Health Benefits of Mushrooms
by MinRong Jr
confirmed the health benefits of mushrooms. These studies have show that
mushroom strengthen our body and improve our immune system by maintaining
physiological homeostasis.

Nutritional value of mushrooms differs from the type of mushrooms, however
almost all mushroom brings great health benefits to the human body and here are
some mushroom to discuss.

Shiitake Mushrooms Nutrition

Shiitake has been known as the "Elixir of Life". Shiitake mushroom has been declared
as a anti-cancer food by the FDA of Japan. Shiitake mushrooms nutrition includes
containing Lentinan. Lentinan is known to have some effect on bowel, stomach, liver
and lung cancer. It boosts the production of T lymphocytes and other natural killer
cells and reduce the negative health effects of AIDS.

Shiitake mushrooms are rich in several other anti-oxidants such as uric acid, selenium
and vitamin A, C, D and E. Shiitake mushrooms has been found to lower blood
pressure for people with hypertension. In additional to the above nutritional benefits,
the rich nutrition value of Shiitake mushroom is known to lower serum cholesterol
levels and increase libido. It stimulates the production of Interferon which has anti
viral effects. In some studies, it has proven to be effective against Hepatitis.

Agaricus Mushroom Health Benefits

Agaricus mushroom is consumed mushroom in many countries. It is usually regarded
as a health food for its medicinal properties. Agaricus is also known as "God's
Mushroom" due to its curative health benefits to a wide range of health disorders.

People have consume it to cure numerous diseases and body disorders relating to
the immune system, the heart and digestion system. Other agaricus mushroom
health benefits include weight management, controlling diabetes, chronic and acute
allergies. Other curative effects includes cataracts, stress and chronic fatigue.  

Health Benefits of Maitake Mushroom

Maitake has other names such as "Dancing Mushroom". It is known for its taste and
health benefits after consuming it. In Japan, Maitake Mushroom is also called the
"King of Mushroom".

In Japan and China, Maitake Mushrooms have been eaten for the past 3000 years.
Back in history, the Maitake is traded as an alternate currency in Japan and it's is said
to worth as much as it's weight in silver! Maitake is used as a tonic and food to help
to promote wellness and vitality for the Japanese.

Since history, the consumption of Maitake mushroom was believed to lower high
blood pressure and prevent cancer. In the past years, scientists have been
experimenting with Maitake mushroom to confirm it's health benefits.

Laboratory scientific studies have indicated that extracts of the Maitake Mushroom
can control the growth of cancerous tumors and boost the immune system of
almost all the cancerous mice used in the experiment.

Nutrition Value of Cordyceps Mushroom

Cordyceps mushroom strengthens the immune system's abilities to fight against viral
and bacteria infection. Scientific studies have shown that Cordyceps is effective for
treatment of high cholesterol, impotence, lung cancer, and kidney failure.

Consumption of cordyceps mushroom causes the human muscle to relax. This is a
great health benefit which is helpful for treating coughs, asthma, and other bronchial
conditions as it smoothen the muscles.

Reishi Mushroom's Nutritional Value Information

In the past, Reishi mushroom is a royalty food which only the imperial family
consume. Reishi mushroom is fondly known as "Ling Zhi" by the Chinese.

Studies in the past 30 years have shown that by consuming reishi mushrooms,
health benefits such as treatment of common ailments and conditions are reaped.

Recent studies have shown that Reishi has a lot of health benefits and nutritional
effects: Antioxidant, Lowers blood pressure, provides protection to the liver and
detoxify it.

What reishi mushroom does is to bring the body's elements back to natural state,
thus enabling all the body organs to regain back their functionality.

About The Author

Minrong is a health nutritionist and writes for the health website at .  Like this mushroom article? The full article and other health articles can be
read here at
Mushrooms are a food which contain
several health benefits to our body.
The nutritional value of a mushroom
includes being low in calories and high
in vegetable proteins, iron, fiber, zinc,
essential amino acids, vitamins and

Since the olden history, the Chinese
has been using a mushroom due to
their rich health content. To the
Chinese, the nutrition health benefits
of mushrooms includes promoting
vitality and good health.

Recent scientific studies have
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