Mushrooms come in lots of different shapes, sizes, and colors. For many years they’ve been used for their unique ability to add flavor in lots of different cultures’ cuisines. Not only can mushrooms be used for cooking, they can be made into high-quality nutritional supplements. They are packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Nutritional benefits vary depending on the type of mushroom.
Add these 10 mushrooms to your diet for a health boost:
Chaga (Inonotus obliquus)
Chaga mushrooms grow mostly on the bark of birch trees in cold climates in Europe and Asia. It is high in antioxidants and supports immune system function. Chaga can be used in tea and also supports a healthy gut.
Cordyceps (Cordyceps militaris)
Cordyceps are found in the high mountain regions of China. It is most commonly used for antibacterial health. It helps support viral infections, natural energy, and a healthy metabolism.
Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus)
Lion’s Mane is used in traditional Chinese medicine and grows in East Asia. It has anti-diabetic and anti-microbial properties and also helps support immune system function.
Maitake (Grifola frondosa)
Maitake traditionally has been used in Japan and China as part of the diet and to help treat diabetes and hypertension. It is known to help support blood-glucose levels as well as support immune function.
Reishi (Ganoderma lingzhi)
Reishi grows in various hot and humid locations in Asia. It has antioxidant protection properties and helps support the immune system. It also supports a healthy gut and allergies.
Shiitake (Lentinula edodes)
Shiitake are native to East Asia and typically eaten like vegetables. They grow naturally on decaying hardwood trees. It is an antimicrobial and an antioxidant and great for keeping the immune system healthy.
Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor)
Turkey Tail is one of the most common mushrooms in the forest, and they grow all around the world and grow on almost any type of wood. They offer antioxidant protection and also help immune function.
Zhu Ling (Grifola umbellata)
Zhu Ling grows on beech trees and in mixed forests on basic calcareous soil. They help with your fluid balance and the immune system.
Himematsutake (Agaricus subrufescens)
Himematsutake are grown in Brazil, Japan, and China and help the immune system function properly and help with allergies.
Meshimakobu (Phellinus linteus)
Meshimakobu is predominantly found in China and also grows on tree trunks and fallen logs in tropical climates like the Pacific Islands, Nigeria, Hawaii, and India. It is a strong antioxidant and helps support the immune system.
Each of these health boosting mushrooms can be found in POWER.