Who would’ve thought that mushrooms might have health benefits? Research by Min Zhang, School of Population Health University of Western Australia about the positive effects of eating mushrooms in China for women has revealed that the Agaricus mushroom family may offer a health boost. Visit our website and learn more about iowaska tea.
Zhang, Zhejiang University of China and The University of Western Australia performed joint research which found that eating mushrooms or drinking green tea can help to prevent breast cancer. Zhang reported that breast Cancer was the most common type among women worldwide. Its rate is increasing in both developing and developed countries. Not surprisingly, cancer incidence in China was 4 to 5 times lower than that in developed countries. The study looked at whether this might be due to the Chinese tradition of eating fresh and dried mushrooms. Green tea, mushrooms extracts, and mushroom extracts have been found to have anti-carcinogenic properties that can be used to stimulate immunity against breast cancer.
A total of 2,000 women, ranging in age from 20 to 87, were monitored for their consumption of green tea or mushrooms. Half of the women in the study were healthy. The other half had been diagnosed with breast cancer. The most popular mushrooms were fresh white button mushrooms, Agaricus Bisporus and fragrant dried mushrooms Lentinula Edodes. Some women had no preference for green tea or mushrooms while others preferred both.