They give you the mineral selenium and the B vitamins riboflavin and niacin. That helps you in several ways. If you’re low on selenium, you may be more likely to get a more severe flu. Riboflavin and niacin play a role in a healthy immune system.
Mushrooms have been used for thousands of years by traditional Eastern healers, but Western medicine has only recently begun to recognize their power. Now, even the National Institutes of Health and the pharmaceutical industry are acknowledging the astonishing properties that mushrooms
Much of the focus on mushroom health benefits and healing has been reserved for exotic and lesser-known mushrooms such as reishi, turkey tail, lion’s mane, and others.
But the 900 million pounds of mushrooms Americans consume each year are mostly of the Agaricus bisporus variety, which includes regular white mushrooms (button, closed cup, open cup, and large flat) and brown mushrooms (also called chestnut, champignon marron, crimini, and portobello).
Exciting new research shows that the common Agaricus bisporus mushrooms have extraordinary curative powers, as well