Why You Should Eat a Mushroom Every Day

Did you know that eating just 1 mushroom a day can decrease the incidence of breast cancer by 60 to 70%?

PRETTY AMAZING, RIGHT?

The same study showed that women who also consumed green compounds from green tea daily (along with the mushroom) had an 89% decrease (premenopausal women) and 82% decrease (postmenopausal women) in risk for getting breast cancer.  Wow!

How does it work?
Mushrooms contain compounds called “aromatase inhibitors”.  Aromatase is an enzyme that is used to produce and regulate estrogen in the body. Excess estrogen is thought to contribute to the development of breast cancer, so if we can reduce aromatase we can also reduce estrogen in the body. How cool is it that mushrooms can do this?

Different mushroom varieties contain different levels of aromatase inhibitors.

  • HIGH LEVELS:  WHITE BUTTON, WHITE STUFFING, CREMINI, PORTOBELLO, REISHI, MAITAKE
  • MILD LEVELS:  SHIITAKE, CHANTERELLE, BABY BUTTON
  • LITTLE OR NO LEVELS: OYSTER, WOOD EAR
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Spinach Feta Burgers

dinner recipes vegetarian Aug 09, 2017

A New Way To Eat Spinach

These burgers are great when you want something different than just a regular burger.  They’re super easy to make and reheat well.

Spinach Feta Burgers

2 Packages of Frozen Spinach (thawed and drained)

3 Eggs

3/4 Cup Panko Breadcrumbs

1/2 Cup Onion (chopped fine)

2 Cloves Garlic (minced)

6-8 oz. Feta (crumbled)

Salt and pepper to taste.

Directions: 

Combine all the ingredients above into a large bowl and mix by hand.  Form into 4-5 patties and place in a heated skillet that has been coated with olive oil.  Heat on Medium until browned, and then flip.

After the patties are browned on both sides, place them onto a cookie sheet that has been covered with parchment paper.  Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

Then put the burgers on your favorite whole grain buns and doll them up however you like!  I love to add some red onion, avocado, hummus, lettuce and tomato.  Sprouts are a great addition too!

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