Top 5 Quick and dirty reasons why people should add functional mushrooms to their diet.Posted by Dan Holton-Roth on
Reason 1: They are a whole food group that is being missed
According to The Fungal Pharmacy, it was the famous English herbalist, John Gerard who introduced Mycophobia that most Westerners hold onto to this day. Removing an entire kingdom from our diets might not be such a good idea! Mushrooms are very complex and contain beneficial compounds! This kingdom can provide nutrients unlike any other.
Reason 2: Vitamin D
Many people are vitamin D deficient and mushrooms are the only good non-animal or fortified food source of vitamin D! Our modern lifestyle has put us in cubicles and not outside as much as we used to be. Our bodies produce vitamin D from sunlight and most of us don’t spend enough time outdoors! Mushrooms to the rescue!
Reason 3: Thousands of years of mushroom use can’t be wrong.
Explanation: Ancient cultures have used mushrooms for various health benefits for centuries. Modern societies such as Japanese Doctors prescribe mushrooms to patients. Many prestigious universities around the world are publishing scientific papers on the many benefits almost daily. Mushrooms have been here forever and will continue to stay
Reason 4: Mushrooms are adaptogens
Adaptogens are all the craze. Whether it’s ashwagandha or lions mane mushrooms, these compounds seem to adapt to what your particular body needs. As we begin to honor the unique chemistry of individuals and understand each person is different, adaptogens will come into play as a great supporting supplement. Lion's mane, Reishi, Cordyceps, Turkey Tail, and many more mushrooms fall into the category of adaptogens.
Reason 5: Mushrooms taste amazing!
We may have our previous notion as to what mushrooms taste like. And while some of it may be warranted, when it comes to Umbo’s products, we assure you mushrooms will become your next go-to snack. Our functional mushroom bars have 2.5 grams of the 5 best mushrooms in them! Lion's mane, Cordyceps, Reishi, Shiitake, and Turkey Tail, all at 500mg each. We’ve made getting a daily dose something you’ll truly crave as opposed to just tolerating!