There is a fetish food that everyone consumes, and they are not lacking in reasons
There is a fetish superfood among celebrities, such as Susanna Griso, Pablo Mottos, Imanol Arias or Kim Kardashian. We are talking about Reishi, a mushroom that is cultivated mainly in parts of Japan and China but that can also be found for a few years in Palencia.
This food, also known as g anoderma lucidum, is considered an elixir of eternal youth due to its many properties and benefits.
Reishi, the superfood of the famous
This fungus contains triterpenoids, polysaccharides and peptidoglycans, which may be responsible for its positive effects on health, which have been demonstrated by numerous cell, animal and human studies.
We tell you the five main benefits of reishi:
1) Improves the immune system
One of the most important effects of reishi mushroom is that it can boost the immune system, according to a study. Research has shown that this fungus can increase the production of white blood cells.
A study carried out in cancer patients has concluded that some of the molecules found in this fungus can increase the activity of a type of white blood cell that fights infections and the development of cancer.
2) Anti-cancer properties
Many people consume this mushroom because of its potential cancer-fighting properties. In fact, a study of more than 4,000 breast cancer survivors found that about 59% consumed reishi mushrooms.
In addition, many other investigations have concluded that this fungus can fight cancer cells.
3) Combat fatigue and depression
This superfood has been shown to reduce fatigue and depression, as well as improve the overall quality of life for those who consume it.
One study examined its effects in 132 people with neurasthenia, a disease associated with pain, dizziness and irritability. The experts found the participants' fatigue was reduced and their general well-being improved after eight weeks. Furthermore, people also experienced less anxiety and depression.
4) Heart and blood sugar health
A 12-week study showed that this mushroom can increase 'good’ HDL cholesterol and lower triglycerides.
In addition, other research, tested on animals, has proven that reishi molecules can lower blood sugar in them.
5) Antioxidant properties
Antioxidants are molecules that can help prevent damage to cells, and many experts claim that reishi mushroom is packed with them.
However, it is a property that is not yet one hundred percent scientifically proven.
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