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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