We all heard the term eat your green’s and that meant eat your veggie’s like broccolli,green beans,spiniach but when one say’s you should eat your brown’s what are they referring to??
Most of the ones you see in the grocery store are a shade of brown. With the exception of those white button mushrooms…
And it turns out mushrooms are in some ways mightier than a lot of other vegetables.
Especially when it comes to cancer.
Mushrooms have been used for centuries in Asia to prevent and treat cancer.
In Japan, they’ve even turned extracts of the Turkey Tail mushroom into a patented cancer drug called PSP.
Studies have shown that mushrooms not only slash your risk of getting cancer, they can actually stop cancer growth in its tracks. Even reverse it.
This is how it works. Mushrooms have proteins called lectins. They bind to cancer cells and label them for destruction by your immune system.
Mushrooms also have natural compounds that activate your body’s killer cells. These activated killer cells act like security guards. Going around your body and finding cancer cells and tumors. And when they find them, they slow tumor growth and trigger the death of malignant cells.
One study in Tokyo injected guinea pigs with cancer cells. Then they fed some of them mushrooms. The results were staggering. 90% of the guinea pigs that ate mushrooms showed complete recovery.
No cancer at ALL.
But does it work for PEOPLE, you may be wondering…
Another study of 2,000 women who ate one-third of an ounce of mushrooms a day had a 64% reduction in breast cancer.
Think about it. One third of an ounce is not a lot of mushrooms. Five button mushrooms add up to 3 ounces.
That’s some serious cancer-fighting power.
The health benefits of these little wonders don’t end there. Mushrooms have also been proven to lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, boost circulation, prevent Alzheimer’s and work as anti-inflammatories.
AND they come packed with lots of vitamin B and D – both of which are common vitamin deficiencies in Americans.
So it’s a good idea to include mushrooms in your daily menu. Throw them in an omelet for breakfast. Grill up a Portobello and serve it with your steak. Sauté it with chicken or pork.
The thing is, you want your mushrooms cooked. Not raw.
Because the cell walls of mushrooms are so tough, they’re hard to digest raw. So you don’t get all the cancer-fighting nutrients.
Also, be sure to store mushrooms in their original packaging in the fridge. When you’re ready to cook them, wipe them clean with damp paper towel rather than running water over them. Mushrooms can act like sponges and become too watery when you hose them down.
One rule of thumb is that the more vibrant the food – deep red apples, beautiful blue berries, orange peppers – the more likely it is to be healthy.
Eating a whole rainbow during the week is a great way to add some pop to your plate and healthy nutrients to your diet. DON’T FORGET TO EAT YOUR BROWN’S!!
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