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Originally published February 2 2013

Boost overall health by eating reishi mushrooms

by Sandeep Godiyal

(NaturalNews) Reishi mushrooms are currently enjoying extreme popularity because of their reported health benefits. This type of mushroom has antiviral, analgesic, anti-diabetic, cardiovascular, anti-parasetic and antifungal properties that make it more beneficial for those who are aiming to improve their overall health. The phytochemicals present in Reishi are also said to be effective in preventing a variety of diseases. It also works as an adaptogen which is known as a substance effective in reducing the major consequences linked to physical, emotional and mental stress.

The proven health benefits of reishi mushrooms


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. Promotes a healthier immune system. Reishi mushrooms are extremely useful in reinforcing the immune system. According to studies, sufferers of advanced tumors who were prescribed to take reishi mushrooms for at least 30 days have noticed a significant improvement in their condition due to the ability of the mushroom to boost their immunity. Reishi also helps in reducing the side effects linked to undergoing radiation treatment and chemotherapy while also ensuring a smoother post-operation recovery. Aside from that, those who regularly take the mushroom notice a significant increase in the level of their antioxidants. This works in further strengthening their immune system.

2. Prevents cancer. The effectiveness of reishi mushrooms in improving health is also one of the major reasons why this is now used as an immune system stimulant for those who are diagnosed with having cancer. According to studies, reishi is effective at preventing tumor proliferation and growth. It increases the level of antioxidants in a person's blood plasma while also enhancing the immunity of those who are suffering from advanced stage cancer. Note; however, that there are instances when the intake of this mushroom will negatively react to specific cancer medications. This is the main reason why cancer sufferers are advised to take it only under their doctor's guidance.

3. Improves cardiovascular health.
In the most recent studies conducted to determine the health benefits offered by reishi mushrooms, it has been discovered that it works in improving a person's cardiovascular system because of its ability to dilate coronary artery, enhance cardiac muscle capillaries circulation, boost the flow of blood and improve the supply of energy and oxygen into cardiac muscles. It is also effective in relaxing the nerves, reducing blood cholesterol, preventing strokes, inhibiting platelets aggregation and reducing the level of triglyceride in a person's body. This is a huge help in warding off heart ailments.

Other health benefits that are purported to be provided by reishi mushrooms include instant relief from inflammation and allergies, treatment of sleep and anxiety disorders, restoration of the natural state of the body, improved liver health and blood sugar regulation.

Sources:

http://www.healthdiaries.com

http://astronutrition.com/blog/10_health_benefits_reishi_mushrooms

http://www.naturalnews.com/021498_reishi_mushrooms.html


About the author:
Sandeep is an mountain climber, runner, and fitness coach. He shares his tips for staying in shape and eating healthy on quickeasyfit.


Sandeep is an mountain climber, runner, and fitness coach. He shares his tips for staying in shape and eating healthy on quickeasyfit.



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