Have you ever eaten a mushroom?
Well, yes… most of us have.
We usually purchase the Portabella Mushroom
or the stems and pieces in the can to go over
our grilled steaks. We add Worcestershire sauce and
butter before adding to our steaks. Ummm- good!
Well it’s time to learn about a new [relatively]
mushroom called the Chaga.
The Chaga mushroom is becoming one of the
most exciting medicinal mushrooms, offering
tremendous promise to help people live healthier,
According to Chagahq.com, Chaga is a medicinal fungus
that grows on birches found in the Northern hemisphere.
In general, Chaga is found in very cold habitats and grows
predominantly on birches.
More specifically, Chaga grows wild in the birch forests of
Russia, Korea, Eastern and Northern Europe, Northern
areas of the United States and in Canada.
Chaga is one of the most widely researched medicinal
mushrooms. People all over the world now routinely
drink Chaga tea and coffee as a means to keep their
body strong in the cold and flu season.
The health benefits have been explored in more than 1,600
scientific papers. Much of this research focuses on the ability
of Chaga mushrooms to enhance our immune systems and
serve as an anti-oxidant (Glamočlija, 2015).
So…let’s get to the benefits…
CHAGA STIMULATES AND REGULATES THE IMMUNE SYSTEM:
Chaga is rich in Beta-Glucans which help balance the
response of the body’s immune system.
NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER:
Studies have shown that Chaga can inhibit the progression
of certain cancers and activate subsets of immune cells. It
can compensate for the negative side-effects these
treatments have on the body (including; nausea, fatigue,
insomnia, poor appetite, etc.) by boosting the immune system.
Chaga’s ability to reduce inflammations is linked to its
immune supporting properties. Also, the high level of
antioxidants in Chaga can have a positive effect on inflammations.
ANTI-AGING AND SKIN:
The Chaga Mushroom contains a high level of antioxidants.
HELPS WITH ULCERS AND GASTRITIS:
Chaga is often used to treat gastritis and related gastrointestinal problems.
NORMALIZE CHOLESTEROL LEVELS AND BLOOD PRESSURE:
Betulinic acid (a compound found in Chaga) is able to break down
“bad cholesterol” in the bloodstream. In addition, Beta-Glucans
have also proven to help with cholesterol levels. By normalizing
cholesterol levels, Chaga contributes to lowering high blood
pressure and promotes a healthy cardiovascular system.
NOTE: The Above benefits have been documented by ChagaHQ.com.
Check them out.
For information on how you too can
derive the benefits of Chaga,
message me or go to our website at
Jerry and Diane
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