Most people ask many questions about mushrooms. I have ever asked myself whether mushrooms have functional uses other than consumption reasons. If you are one of the like, here is a discussion about the uses for functional mushrooms. The discussion will answer all your questions as well as explain to you what functional mushrooms do you our bodies.
Mushrooms are categorised in the algae group of non green plants. Algae feeds on organic matter. They reproduce by means of spores. Not all fungi are edible. Toadstools are highly poisonous. Some mushrooms are also believed to be poisonous. However, there some good mushrooms that are functional and nutritional.
Functional mushrooms are the mushrooms used for functional benefits. Functional and are different from nutritional benefits. Functional mushrooms are so many.
Tero Isikaupilla, the founder of “Four Sigmatic”, a functional mushroom and superfood company is in a mission to not only make functional mushroom accessible but also educate masses on the many benefits of these mushrooms. He tries to answer any questions about functional mushrooms; what are they? What benefits do they have? Where are they found? Can you incorporate them in your diet for health purposes? And so many.
What are functional mushrooms?
As earlier mentioned, they are mushrooms not only are mushrooms for consumption and nutritional value but also for functional purpose. They help to support the overall health and the well being of a person.
They help in the well being of a person by
. Sharpening the cognitive function.
. Lowering the stress levels of humans.
They also boast one’s energy levels.
. Smoothen digestion. This is because of the presence of fibre giving one a healthy digestion. This equally has beneficial to the gut bacteria in the digestive system.
. Enhance skin’s glow. The functional mushroom have many benefits of having antioxidants which rhymes so well not only with your skin but even the rest part of your body. He adds that, a glowing skin is a ‘glowing body’. A healthy skin makes your complexion smooth.
. Strengthen the immunity function. This is enhanced by the polysaccharides, antioxidants and polyphenols present in mushrooms.
He mentioned that these mushrooms once consumed will have to take time in the body for the effect to be felt and seen.
Influencers to the uses for functional mushrooms are adding them through powder and tinctures to smoothies, tea, coffee and recipes. This improves their social lives.
In a niche, uses for functional mushrooms are so many as discussed above. The one I hav liked is the health benefit of toning one’s skin. Everyone would like to walk in a shining skin. This is enhaced by the mushrooms as seen above.