Thursday, June 5, 2014

Can Wild Foods From the Forest Boost Your Health?

As we turn more and more to sustainable food sources, the forest is a natural place to look to for a great source of healthy food. One of the biggest treasures to be found in the forests are edible mushrooms. Edible mushrooms have many health benefits including those resulting from the antifungal, antiviral and antiprotozoan properties they have. Mushrooms are the fruiting body of fungi which nourish the forest trees and protect them from invaders and disease making scientists refer to them as "the forest's immune system". People over the ages have used wild mushrooms for food and healing and today many pharmaceuticals, like penicillin, come from fungi compounds. Current medical research is focusing on uses for the immune system, neurological and endocrine system, blood glucose and circulatory system, cellular oxidation, kidney and liver function, cardiovascular system and sports performance.

Mushrooms as Foods for Health
Here are the mushrooms and the benefits they provide that you will find in our wild superfood mushroom supplement that provides a powerful source of proteins, enzymes, minerals, trace minerals, beta glucans, polysaccharides, antioxidants and natural vitamin D.

Cordyceps
Rich in proteins, plant sterols, polysaccharides, antioxidants, and nucleoside derivatives, this mushroom is being researched for benefits for immune system, liver function, sports performance, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, circulatory system, immune modulation, cellular oxidation, blood glucose and kidney function.

Reishi
High in beta glucans, polysaccharides, and with 130 identified triterpenoid compounds, this mushroom is a complete whole food that is rich in proteins, enzymes, minerals, and complex polysaccharides. Benefits for the cardiovascular system, liver function, circulation, cholesterol, inflammation, stress response, oxidative stress, immune modulation, cellular damage and immune system are being researched.

Maitake
Beneficial phospholipids, unsaturated fatty acids, polysaccharides, antioxidants, beta glucans and plant sterols such as ergosterol are all found in this mushroom. It is being researched for benefits to the immune system, liver function, endocrine system, circulatory system, bone and skeletal system, blood glucose, skin, immune modulation and cardiovascular system.

Poria Cocos
Rich in beta glucans, polysaccharides, fiber, and triterpenes, this mushroom is currently being researched for its benefits to the gastrointestinal system, nervous system, inflammation, joint and cartilage systems, kidney function and cardiovascular system.

Black Trumpet
Polysaccharides, polyphenols, beta glucans and trace minerals from this mushroom are leading research to focus on benefits to immune system, blood glucose and cellular integrity.

No need to forage and gather your own mushrooms. You can get the sustainable whole foods products made from organically grown wild spores and harvested from the old growth forests in the Pacific Northwest in simple capsule form. They are a great addition to a diet of healthy food to support good nutrition and optimal health.

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Sources:
http://www.prosperity-abounds.com/Edible-Mushrooms.pdf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicinal_mushroom
http://www.newearth.com/products/about-mushrooms/
https://office.newearth.com/Resources/Training/Wild_Labels.pdf
http://www.newearth.com/products/about-algae/
https://office.newearth.com/Resources/product/Forest.pdf

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