We noticed in a recent Wall Street Journal article that lots of Americans have been getting long-delayed medical exams and minor surgeries since Obamacare was declared to be Constitutional by the Supreme Court. It seems that people understand that, as more political hacks get involved in our medical system, the level of care will likely fall.
So let’s talk about another proactive thing you can do for your health in an era of rising politics in medicine.
Edible and Profitable Mushrooms
The unique food we have in mind here is mushrooms – not the canned variety served on pizza, but gourmet and medicinal mushrooms that are a bit harder to find but well worth the effort. Such mushrooms have a surprisingly large and passionate market. Yet they aren’t so strange that first-timers will turn up their noses.
Gourmet and medicinal mushrooms have been desired for hundreds, even thousands of years, around the world. They taste great and are a welcome addition to almost any diet. And many varieties have traditional uses as healing foods.
This unique food can provide you and your loved ones with high nutrition to keep you mentally and physically strong.
Mushrooms: Nature’s Gourmet Pharmacy?
Mushrooms are not vegetables as many mistakenly believe, they’re a fungus. The part we consume is called the mycelium. Mushrooms are low calorie, low sodium, fat-free, cholesterol-free, and are a rich source of selenium, vitamin D, potassium, niacin, riboflavin, and more.
According to the Fungi Perfecti Laboratories website, mushrooms enhance our immune system in at least seven important ways. That’s a tremendous benefit from a tiny and often-overlooked food, and just the kind of thing we want our families to be able to take advantage of when times are tough, infectious agents are spreading, or access to grocery stores is cut off.
Paul Stamets, a noted expert on the health benefits of mushroom, writes,
“The immune system is activated multifactorially by many components in mushrooms… many of which work synergistically to optimize health.“
He goes on:
“Using mushrooms and mycelium in their natural forms makes them functional foods. With mushrooms, the adage that ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts’ seems particularly descriptive. For the majority of us, mushrooms are a whole system tonic, benefitting overall human health, fortifying and readying your host defense of immunity.”
Mushrooms carry so many health benefits they should probably have their own corner on the Food Pyramid.
Mushrooms Can Help You Feel Full