Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
Drs. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
Dr. Mehmet Oz is host of the popular TV show “The Dr. Oz Show.” He is a professor in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University and directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Mike Roizen is chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, an award-winning author, and has been the doctor to eight Nobel Prize winners and more than 100 Fortune 500 CEOs.

Dr. Mehmet Oz,Dr. Mike Roizen

Tags: mushrooms | vitamin D | Alzheimers | Dr. Oz

Mushrooms Can Protect Your Brain

Dr. Mehmet Oz, M.D. and Dr. Mike Roizen, M.D. By Thursday, 11 April 2019 12:30 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

It's astounding how many movies there are about mushrooms: everything from the 1995 Australian flick “Mushrooms” about two eccentric old dames with a passion for poison, to the 2000 Irish horror film “Shrooms” and the 2014 BBC documentary “The Magic of Mushrooms,” which is the story of fungi's mysterious life cycle.

It's also astounding how many types of mushrooms there are. In North America alone, more than 10,000 species have been described.

Out of that 10,000, around 1 percent will kill you, 20 percent will make you sick, 4 percent will be edible and tasty, and the rest aren't worth the bother, according to Mushroom, the Journal.

The edible ones do deliver great nutritional benefits, however. One serving of UV-raised portabellas delivers 64 percent of your daily value of vitamin D.

And most mushrooms — such as white button and shitake — naturally deliver a good dose of selenium, and the B vitamins, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, and niacin.

And that's not all. A study of seniors found that having two three-quarter cup servings of cooked mushrooms a week cuts your risk for mild cognitive impairment in half.

But even one small portion weekly may provide brain benefits.

The main brain-protective ingredient in mushrooms is called ergothioneine — an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant compound your body can’t make on its own.

Mushrooms also contain ingredients that help inhibit production of beta amyloid and phosphorylated tau, which are characteristics of Alzheimer's disease.

So whether they’re sauteed, stewed, or grilled, enjoy the flavor and nutrition boost that mushrooms deliver.

© King Features Syndicate

It's also astounding how many types of mushrooms there are. In North America alone, more than 10,000 species have been described.
mushrooms, vitamin D, Alzheimers, Dr. Oz
Thursday, 11 April 2019 12:30 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
Find Your Condition
Get Newsmax Text Alerts

The information presented on this website is not intended as specific medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical treatment or diagnosis. Read Newsmax Terms and Conditions of Service.

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved