Researchers found during a six-year study that seniors who ate two three-quarter cup portions of cooked mushrooms twice a week reduced their chance of having mild cognitive impairment (MCI) by 50%! This benefit is due to a specific compound found in most mushroom species. The compound is named ergothioneine (ET), a unique antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. I don’t know about you, but I love mushrooms and will now be heading to the store for my twice-weekly servings!
This interesting and hope-engendering article can be found on the "treehugger" website at: www.treehugger.com/health/eating-mushrooms-may-dramatically-cut-risk-cognitive-decline.html
The article was written by: Melissa Breyer, on March 12, 2019
I cared for Mom for seven years and learned so much from my experiences with her and Alzheimer's.