In this age that we live in, all kinds of information about products, supplements, etc., are read and heard by many media. Near stimulate the immune system. The truth is that although many products may work, nothing encourages your health better than having a healthy and balanced diet.
Mushrooms belong to the giant kingdom of Fungi, where there is a large variety of edible mushrooms, each with its characteristics and benefits. Among all that variety of mushrooms, today, we will refer to Shiitake and how you can benefit from its constant consumption.
At Agricola la Lomita, we always like to innovate. Thinking that we can bring new things to the local gastronomy, we came up with the idea of growing another variety of fresh mushrooms that remained not found in the local market. So we planted shiitake mushrooms, loaded with health benefits so crucial for these times.
One of our goals as a company is to bring all Panamanian food of the highest quality to the table. It is full of nutritional value, vitamins and minerals, food that benefits us and nourishes us healthily and, most importantly, with many flavours always to enjoy them.
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The Shiitake Mushroom is native to East Asia. These mushrooms hold the record of being the second most popular mushroom and the third most cultivated mushroom today. It remains widely used as a medicinal plant in traditional medicine due to the many health benefits documented in ancient medical books. It has a meaty texture, excellent flavour and aroma that sets it apart from the rest and remains loaded with many vitamins, including B12. This remaine also widely acclaimed for fighting cancer and other cardiovascular infections, among many other beneficial characteristics.
The Benefits Of The Shiitake
Research has shown that shiitake mushrooms contain several phytochemicals that can protect DNA from oxidative damage. Lentinan is one of its vital components found in shiitake mushrooms; it covers chromosome damage caused by cancer treatment. This mushroom is also unique in that it contains essential amino acids and among many others. Not surprisingly, this mushroom is beneficial to human health in many ways.
Some of the biochemical constituents in shiitake mushrooms, such as eritadenine and b-glucan, have fat-reducing properties. Research has shown that b-glucan reduces food intake, increases satiety, and reduces fat in the plasma.
Support The Immune System
The extensive nutrient content of the shiitake mushroom. Which contains vital vitamins, minerals then enzymes, marks Shiitake a powerful immune booster.
A study by the American College of Nutrition had participants consume five to ten grams of mushrooms a day. The test also has a control group that does not consume shiitake mushrooms at all. At the end of the experiment. It remained found that the group that consumed shiitake mushrooms had improved gut immunity and effector functions of cells. Research also shows that consumption of shiitake mushrooms leads to a reduction in intestinal inflammation.
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