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Healthiest foods: Shiitake mushrooms
Shiitake mushroom is absolutely harmless and can be used as a valuable culinary product, as well as, a remedy for many diseases. A wide range of useful properties in shiitake mushroom allow the use of this mushroom as a prophylactic and a means that prolongs youth and health.

Shiitake mushrooms contain 18 amino acids and vitamin B group vitamins - especially a lot of thiamine, Riboflavin, and Niacin. Shiitake mushrooms also have vitamin D,  fiber,  potassium, iron, phosphorus, calcium, zinc, sodium, enzymes and other biologically active substances. Back in 1969, chemists from the National Tokyo Research Center discovered lentinan from the shiitake. This substance effectively stimulates the immune system. As research showed, lentinan may slow down and limit the growth of certain cancers in combination with chemotherapy. It's a unique and rare polysaccharide, which has no analogue in herbal preparations. Lentinan increases the production of a special enzyme, which destroys the abnormal cells.

Due to the unique properties of shiitake, it is used as a preventive means for patients that are at increased risk of oncological diseases. Shiitake mushrooms can effectively fight the side effects of radiation and chemotherapy.

Asian tradition recommends the use of shiitake for tumors, flu, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, sexual dysfunction, and aging. Shiitake Mushroom acts as an enhancer for the immune system.

 





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