Sure the shiitake mushroom is a brown fungus, but it’s also a food that can fight infections and enhance your immune system. “There’s a pharmacy in food,” says Julie Daniluk, a registered holistic nutritionist and author of the June book Meals That Heal Inflammation, which includes reference charts and recipes. Here are her tips about just one anti-inflammatory food, the shiitake mushroom:
3 powers of shiitake –
It slows aging. When your immune system is up to speed, Daniluk says, you slow the clock of aging.
2 buying tips –
* The darker the mushroom, the healthier it is, Daniluk says.
*Don’t fixate on fresh; dried shiitakes have the nutrients, too.
You’re not a fan of mushrooms? –
Daniluk says these foods also are infection fighters: Garlic, Squash and pumpkins, Papaya, Sesame seeds
from Reno Gazette Journal USA Weekend