Mushrooms Have Health Benefits?

This fungal food can help prevent cancer and has many other health benefits

Ava Liuzzo, Staff Reporter

Either loved or hated, mushrooms are some of the most controversial foods in the wild food industry. What health benefits could they possibly have?

The first benefit is that they are one of the best sources of food to get the necessary micronutrients and phytonutrients. These added nutrients have proved to be beneficial in order to prevent cancer and act as antioxidant and anti inflammatory agents.

Mushrooms grow in all 50 states (Curtesy of Creative Commons).

Because of these properties, mushrooms are used in Chinese Medicine. The Reishi mushroom in particular can protect your liver and act as a defense against allergic reactions.

Before you pick a mushroom off your plate, think of it’s possible health benefits first.