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Benefits of Mushroom Types: Benefits, Coffee Alternative Recipes

  The following types of mushrooms have immune-enhancing effects as well as additional health benefits: Cordyceps  for supporting endurance, stamina, and energy levels. Lion’s mane  for boosting mood, overall brain health, and memory. Chaga  and  turkey tail  for immune support and antioxidant effects. Nutritional Benefits of Mushrooms Mushrooms are rich in bioactive compounds such as  beta-glucans , flavonoids like  quercetin  and other polyphenols and triterpenes. The health benefits of these ingredients are well-established. But even more exciting is the emerging data on the unique amino acid   (ERGO).  Ergothioneine is an anti-aging and health-promoting amino acid produced by mushrooms. Dr. Bruce Ames, a famous scientist at the University of California, has suggested that ERGO be considered a “longevity vitamin” based on extensive research. ERGO is a thiol, meaning it is a sulfur-containing compound. Some of its antioxidant and anti-aging effects are similar to other thiol-containi

Chia Seeds: 7 Incredible Benefits, Nutritional Info, + Easy Chia Pudding Recipe

  Chia Seeds: 7 Incredible Benefits, Nutritional Info, + Easy Chia Pudding Recipe ( Manage your Blood Pressure the easy way ) What Are Chia Seeds? Chia seeds   are small white or black seeds from the chia plant, part of the Lamiaceae, or mint, family. They have a nutty flavor and are free of common allergens. Chia seeds originate from Central America, where the seed was a staple in ancient Aztec and Mayan diets. The word “chia” actually means “strength” in Mayan.  Chia seeds provide a variety of nutrients such as fiber, antioxidants, plant protein, vitamins, and minerals. They also have an incredible capacity to absorb liquid. When chia seeds are submerged in liquid, they form a gelatinous texture that can help delay gastric emptying and promote the feeling of fullness and satiety, slow the digestion and release of sugar, which helps balance blood sugar and energy levels and help absorb cholesterol and dietary toxins from the body for bowel elimination.  These nutritious, versatile see