WP The Daily Post—MUSHROOM
Do you want to live into your seventies, eighties, nineties, free of the illnesses that are expected to plague old people? If you’re like me, your ears are attuned to information about richer, longer lives. I had my children later in life, after enjoying freedom and pursuing professional success into my thirties. It’s a cinch that if I don’t take care of myself and listen out for and practice good health, I’m going to see some nursing home time.
One exciting source of good health practice comes in the form of a food that I love. That’s the mushroom and it’s being touted as a new superfood. It’s not the common white or field mushroom that we eat. The variety we want to look for, or the variety that’s going to do us the most good, is Boletus edulis variety, commonly known as wild ceps.
This new research comes to us from a team out of Penn State University and informs us that mushrooms are unusually high in two important antioxidants, ergothioneine and glutathione. These antoxidants help to protect our bodies against the cancer, coronary heart disease, and Alzheimer’s that come with old age.
Wild ceps mushrooms aren’t commonly found in the US, but are widely distributed in the Northern Hemisphere across Europe, Asia, and North America. The western North American species, commonly known as the California king bolete (Boletus edulis var. grandedulis), is a large, darker-colored variant first formally identified in 2007.
Here’s a link to an article by Felicity Cloake that I hope you find helpful.