Mushrooms as Superfood

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Whether superfoods are just a trend or they are here to stay and prove their worth, the list of food items that are elevating their status to “super” is increasing in length, despite the lack of an official definition of a “superfood” and the EU ban on health claims on packaging unless supported by scientific evidence.

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Medicinal Mushrooms – the anti-Alzheimer’s superfoods

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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia, a degenerative disorder whose causes are not known in depth and for which there is still no treatment. Alzheimer’s disease causes the gradual loss of brain neurons, which has, as the disease progresses, a strong impact on the patient’s autonomy and quality of life, with cognitive, functional and behavioral implications and repercussions. Lion’s Mane contains hericenones A, B, C, D and E, which induce the production of the hormone nerve growth factor (NGF). Thus, through the consumption of Lion’s Mane it is possible to act in a preventive way and slow down the deterioration suffered by those affected by this pathology.

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Are you in mood for a healthy and refreshing smoothie? Try our antioxidant smoothie with Reishi and Lion’s Mane mushrooms

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In this recipe, we propose an antioxidant smoothie or shake to be incorporated into your daily diet. Many nutritionists recommend including fruits and dairy products in mid-morning or mid-afternoon meals, so smoothies are a highly-recommended way to include all the nutrients, from vitamins to proteins and fibers, into your diet in a healthy, balanced way. [...]

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