The Many Health Benefits of Eating Mushrooms That Are Wild – And Picking Them Doesn’t Deplete Supply:
Wild mushrooms have been shown to have many health benefits, and with recent data on mushroom harvests, show that they can be picked all year round without depleting their supply. As a food item they are excellent sources of many important micronutrients and phytonutrients such as vitamin B2, 3, and 5, a host of minerals like copper and selenium, and a variety of carotenoids, indoles and polyphenols, which serve as anticancer, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory agents. Wild mushrooms also seem to contain large amounts of vitamin D which is rare among naturally growing food sources. Wild mushrooms have also been found to reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment and reduce the growth of toxic proteins that cause Alzheimer’s in elderly people. More specific mushrooms like the Reishi mushroom, the Chaga mushroom, and the Lions Mane mushroom have variety of medical benefits such as protection of the liver, DNA protection, increased immune function, inhibition of allergic reactions, and more.