Are you obsessed with mushrooms too, yet?
Mushrooms are a delicious, rich, low calorie source of fiber, protein, and antioxidants. Research suggests they may lower the risk of developing serious health conditions, such as Alzheimer’s, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. But…
Not All Mushrooms Are Created Equal
Whether you eat mushrooms in your kind food cuisine, take them functionally, or use as psilocybin, you may not be getting all you think and hope you are from them. Knowing your source really matters (as with anything). The easiest way to invest in the best mushrooms? Use your Empathy Economics questions … ask and you will get the answers you want (even no response gives you information to make a better decision!).
Loaded with many health-boosting vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, mushrooms have long been recognized as an important part of any diet. They contain bioactive compounds, minerals, and lots of vitamin D … for some, mushrooms are life.
When mushrooms grow, they actually heal the environment. Mushrooms help organic matter to decompose and return valuable nutrients to the earth, and they also absorb carbon. They are natural recyclers, breaking down plastics, cleaning up oil spills and, when a volcano erupts, fungi are the first organisms on the scene to begin the process of regenerating life. Mushrooms ARE intelligence.
TWIC member, Rache Brand shared this review of 17 cancer studies from 1966 to 2020 that show eating just 18 grams of mushrooms (equal to about a 1/8-cup or two medium mushrooms) a day may lower your risk of cancer by as much as 45%. That’s pretty powerful for your dinner plate!
Not only are they one of our favourite ingredients on our Kind Food Plate, but scientists and brands are researching ways in which mycelium can be used to produce sustainable, carbon-neutral building materials. Various corporations have shifted away from styrofoam as a packaging material and instead transitioned to use biodegradable, mycelium blocks. And fashion designer Stella McCarney has brought mushrooms centre stage in the fashion world, through her new line called ‘Mylo’. The product line is likely the first of many to adopt this ‘vegan leather’ as an alternative to conventional animal leather.