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Medicinal Mushrooms

I must have passed by those wrinkly, dirty looking mushrooms a million times while perusing through the produce.

Don't let their funky appearance steer you away. Mushrooms such as shiitake, maitake, turkey tail, and reishi build your immunity. They also support cardiovascular health and show promise in lowering the risk of and possibly treating cancer.

But they're not a one shot miracle worker. In order to be most effective, you need to take them daily. You can find multiple-mushroom supplements at most health food stores.

You can also use shiitake and maitake mushrooms (fresh or dried) in soups and stir-fries for your healthy dose of immune-boost. Or grind it and steep it in tea.

Fit's Tips: Keep your medicinal mushrooms straight with this poster.

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