Those little shiitake mushrooms can strengthen your immune system and fight nasty infections.
“There is a pharmacy in food,” says Julie Danituk, a registered holistic nutritionist and author of the book Meals That Heal Inflammation. Here are her tips regarding the shiitake mushroom.
Slows Aging- Shiitake mushrooms slow the aging process by keeping your immune system in top-notch shape.
Helps Cancer Patients- Shiitakes contain polysacharides which help ease nausea, pain and hair loss associated with therapy and radiation.
Fights the Flu- Shiitake mushrooms contain a compound called AHCC that boosts your immune response after you have been exposed to the flu virus.
Tasty Mushroom Recipe
1-1/2 pounds round steak
3 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons corn oil
1 onion, sliced thin
1 cup shiitake mushrooms, chopped
1 cup bouillon
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon tamari
1/4 cup sherry
1/4 teaspoon oregano
Cut the round steak into 3 inch strips that are about 1/2 inch wide by 1/2 inch thick. Dredge in flour and brown with onions in hot oil for 5 minutes. Add mushrooms, bouillon, basil, tamari, and sherry and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Remove mixture from heat and add yogurt. Serve over noodles or rice.
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