You can find them dried, canned and fresh, white, golden, small and even giant, in any of their presentations, they have shown incredible properties. Do you need more clues?
We are talking about mushrooms, including them in our daily preparations should be part of our eating routine, not only because of its versatility when using them in our dishes but for its enormous benefits.
A study carried out by the Dept. of Physiological Medicine and the Dept. of Biochemistry of the National University of Singapore that summarized from 2011 to 2017 with more than 600 elderly patients from 60 years showed that cognitive deterioration was significantly reduced (compared to other participants of the same age) having supplemented their diet with an average intake of 150 grams of mushrooms a week. It was even found that a portion less than the mentioned could have benefits in terms of reducing the possibility of deterioration.
Researchers suggest that the decrease in cognitive decline may be due to a specific compound found in almost all varieties of mushrooms, Dr. Irwin Cheah said that the compound they are most interested in is ergothioneine, since “it is a unique antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that humans can not synthesize on their own. But you can get it from dietary sources, one of the main ones are mushrooms ”
Other compounds in the mushrooms showed to be beneficial to diminish the risk of suffering cognitive deterioration. The hericenones, erinacines, scabronines and dictyophorines favor the synthesis of nerve growth factors.
Always keep in mind good eating habits, remember that food is essential to avoid certain diseases. At CasaMar, we prioritize the good nutrition of our residents, as well as seek the most balanced option according to their needs.
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