Power Foods

19 Jun

Hello healthy friends!

We all know which foods we consider “power foods”. First thing that comes to mind is broccoli with approximately 17 antioxidants. Then blueberries, spinach, etc. all between 15 and 17 antioxidants.  Did you every hear about the ganoderma “Lingzhi” mushroom, which literally means “supernatural mushroom)?.

Let me tell you about this super food, in case you have not heard about it yet. It has been used as a medicinal mushroom in traditional Chinese medicine for more than 2,000 years, making it one of the oldest mushrooms known to have been used medicinally. According to the Wikipedia encyclopedia,  lingzhi’s presumed health benefits and apparent absence of side-effects has attained a reputation in the East as the ultimate herbal substance. Lingzhi is listed in the American Herbal Pharmacopocia and Therapeutic Compendium.  Lingzhi may possess anti-tumor, immunomodulatory and immunotherapeutic activities, supported by studies on polysaccharides, terpenes, and other bioactive compounds isolated from fruiting bodies and mycelia of this fungus (reviewed by R.R. Paterson and Lindequist et al.). It has been found to inhibit platelet aggregation, and to lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar. Laboratory studies have shown anti-neoplastic effects of fungal extracts or isolated compounds against some types of cancer, including epithelial ovarian cancer. In an animal model, Ganoderma has been reported to prevent cancer metastasis, with potency comparable to Lentianan from Shiitake mushrooms.  Additional studies indicate that ganoderic acid has some protective effects against liver injury by viruses and other toxic agents in mice, suggesting a potential benefit of this compound in the treatment of liver diseases in humans.

For your benefit, the company Organo Gold has infused their coffee with this substance, negating all negative side effects of caffeine, which makes this coffee alkaline!     If more people would know about this super food and all the health benefits it has, Doctors would soon be hanging up their aprons.



One Response to “Power Foods”

  1. Leonard Marks July 5, 2012 at 12:36 am #

    great post

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