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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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inertia inertia 10 years
Maitake and shiitake are so healthy? I eat them all the time but didn't know they had such health benefits. Both shiitake and maitake are common and inexpensive here in Japan. I include them in every dish I can because they're so tasty.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
LOL at all of you "mishroom" lovers. I am eating mushroom pizza right now...of the non pshycadelic/medicinal variety but nummy none the less... I'm all in.
littlehippymomma littlehippymomma 10 years
oh yeah, i guess i have had mushroom tea and it is a very nice way to dose out on anything medicinal or uhh...other -well-fed hippy alien
sashak sashak 10 years
although I do like them for non-halucenigenic reasons too (I wish I could spell that word...)
sashak sashak 10 years
when I hear the word mushroom, medicinal use does not come to mind! but I am a dirty dirty kid... :) mushroom tea!?!?! :ROTFL: awesome shit man!
littlehippymomma littlehippymomma 10 years
yeah mushroom tea doesn't sound so appetizing. which mushrooms taste as good as shittakes but don't cost so much? that poster is really cool, but a little pricey considering you can find the information for free at any time on the web or in a book... -well-fed hippy alien
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
Mushroom Tea? That sounds icky...but I haven't tried it yet so... I'm all in.
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