Cold and flu season is upon us and its important that we take steps to fortify our immune systems by incorporating powerful anti inflammatory foods. Shiitake mushrooms are the most popular edible mushroom in Asian cuisine and have been rapidly gaining popularity in the United States. So much more than just a delicious food, Shiitake mushrooms are actually used in pharmaceutical drug Lentinan and is one of 3 mushroom-based anti cancer drugs approved by the Japanese Minister of Health.
Shiitakes have demonstrated a wide range of health benefits such as:
- Immune system modulation
- Liver protection
- Cholesterol lowering
- Blood pressure lowering
Stay tuned for an immunity boosting recipe tomorrow.
What foods are you incorporating to boost your immunity?