“A sister I know a few months ago pointed out that those who are transitioning to an alkaline diet (plant base, vegan, raw food, vegetarian, fruitarian) can replace the meat that they use to eat (yes that includes fish, lobster and shrimp) with mushrooms. Mushrooms give those who are use to meat and still crave it that chewy feeling, sensation, texture that they may still be addicted to. Mushrooms gives the body way more nutrients than ANY meat can ever give. Dr. Sebi has recommended that we can consume all kinds of mushrooms except for “Shiitake” (Lentinula edodes), but its up to you whether to consume it or not. The next great thing about mushrooms is that it does not take a large amount of heat or cooking time to prepare it. Unlike meat that takes hundreds of degrees of heat so that the worms, fungus, bacteria, germs, etc “partially” decreases. You can use some olive oil and warm it up accordingly. Some of the other eatable mushrooms are listed below with benefits”:
Chanterelle Mushrooms: (Cantharellus Cibarius) contain protein, vitamin D and vitamin B, including riboflavin, niacin and thiamine. Minerals include potassium, copper and selenium.
Crimini and Portabellos: (Agaricus Bisporus) are the same mushroom, the portabello being left to grow longer and larger. These mushrooms contain a variety of B complex vitamins, are an excellent source of riboflavin, pantothenic acid and niacin, are a very good source of thiamine, vitamin B6 and a good source of folate. Selenium, lysine, protein, zinc, copper , manganese and iron are more benefits of eating this mushroom.
Morel Mushrooms: (Morchella Elata) contain protein, vitamin D and vitamin B, including riboflavin, niacin and thiamine. Minerals include potassium, copper and selenium.
Oyster Mushrooms: Pleurotus Ostreatus) is a fleshy, gilled mushroom growing in shelf-like fashion on wood that is a good food and promising medicinal. Protein quality is nearly equal to animal derived protein. Low fat content is mostly of the good unsaturated kind. Also contained are carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins B1, B2, plus minerals, especially iron and an antioxident. This mushroom shows activity against cancer and high cholesterol. It has shown activity in the following areas: antitumor, immune response, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibiotic.
Porcini Mushrooms: (Boletus Edulis) contain niacin, potassium, selenium and protein.
Reishi Mushrooms: (Ganoderma Lucidum) mushrooms have been used as a cure for disease for over 2,000 years. According to The Medicinal Benefits of Mushrooms by William H. Lee, R.Ph., Ph.D., Reishi increases vitality, improves coronary arteries, inhibits platelet aggregation, normalizes blood pressure, relieves stress and asthma and prevents and treats certain types of cancer and other degenerative diseases. The beta-glucans found in Reishi support the body’s immune system in fighting cancer cells and countering the effects of aging. According to Jones in Reishi: Ancient Herb for Modern Times, Reishi is even more effective in fighting cancer when vitamin C is also ingested. Reishi also works as an antihistamine by inhibiting agents that cause cold symptoms, hay fever, asthma, and allergies and promotes respiratory health.
Wood Ear Mushrooms: (Auricularia Auricula) has shown antitumor and cholesterol-lowering properties. They contain Vitamin B, C, D and iron.
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“Mushrooms are delicious and the best part they are WAY more beneficial than any meat (animal flesh). Which means less hunger, better health.