Tackle a Cold with Mushrooms

Has anyone else been fighting this dreadful virus lately? I’ve had a cold now for a few weeks and it’s still trying to hang on, but I know an excellent secret, and I’m willing to share. Even though they look simple, mushrooms have a whole lot going for them in the nutrition department.


Adding only a half-cup serving of cooked sliced mushrooms to your meal means your are taking in fibre, phosphorus, potassium, copper, selenium, niacin and pantothenic acid, all essential nutrients for maintaining good health.

Emerging research also indicates that certain mushroom extracts (including extracts from the white button mushrooms), may have a positive effect on the immune system.

If you want to keep your cold at bay before it comes, cleanse your body and rid yourself of toxins. Fresh mushrooms contain a powerful antioxidant called L-ergothioneine. Ergothioneine is found in both raw and cooked mushrooms. Portabella and crimini mushrooms have the most, followed by white button mushrooms.

So my real secret is enjoying a mouth-watering, creamy bowl of delicious Creamy of Mushroom Soup. A nutritious meal that is warm, comforting and just makes you feel great!

What are your “feel better” remedies?

-Shannon

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