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Gut Nourishing Mushrooms

Posted By: Leena Mahtani

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Mushrooms are among the most medically beneficial foods on the planet and rank high for their anti-inflammatory properties. Mushrooms are a great source of fiber along with protein, antioxidants, potassium and magnesium. High in Vitamin D & B - which is an uncommon source outside of animal foods.

Asian mushrooms like Shiitake, Maitake and Enoki are very flavourful and have several beneficial compounds. They are low in fat and very interesting how they are so unique in flavour, texture and taste.

Shiitake mushrooms contain large amounts of beta-glucan which are difficult for our enzymes to break down in our digestive tract. Hence, they go undigested through our colon (large intestine) helping support the growth of desirable bacteria in our alimentary canal. This helps reinforce that mushrooms help nourish and strengthen the immune system by acting as a prebiotic - feeding our beneficial bacteria and supporting a flourishing microbiome.

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