I feel like mushrooms are an often forgotten food, unless occasionally thrown on a pizza. Everyone talks about leafy greens, avocados, and blueberries. But really, we should all be adding some fresh mushrooms to our diet, too. Let’s dive right into it.
Mushrooms are an important part of our immune system – especially against cancer. This powerful food does 3 important things to help protect our bodies from cancer:
- Prevents abnormal cells (such as tumors) from obtaining the blood they need to replicate & grow.
- Prevents an enzyme, called aromatase, from making too much estrogen, which is the fuel that feeds breast cancer.
- Lectins found in mushrooms are able to recognize a molecule on the surface of abnormal cells and then bind to that abnormal cell. In turn, this activates the body’s natural defenses, calling them into action to attack and destroy that cell.
I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely going to be eating mushrooms more often! I love mushrooms on a salad, added to an egg scramble or omelet, sauteed with a grilled steak, or in a mushroom barley soup. How will you incorporate mushrooms into your diet?