Mushrooms and HealthRecent studies have shown shiitake and reishi mushrooms are potential cancer-fighters. Reishi extracts have been shown to stop the growth of cancerous tumors and also produce an antihistamine action which can help to control allergies.
Shiitake mushrooms contain a compound called lentinan, which is being used as a cancer treatment in Japan.
Mushrooms are also a good source of riboflavin and niacin and contain no fat or cholesterol.
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