A recent stay in the local hospital has me rethinking my eating habits!
True, I have been eating healthier lately, however, I’ve come to realize I need to reconsider some of my food choices when it comes to my gut health!
I’ve learned that eating mushrooms helps to reduce systemic inflammation.
See, our gut biomes – all the trillions of live bacteria in our gut – assimilate nutrients, and such, including the vitamins from our food. However, those biomes lose their ability to operate properly when our gastrointestinal tract is inflamed!
This inflammation affects our bodies in a number of different ways.
For example, our muscles become inflamed when we exercise… our joints and soft cartilage experience inflammation from degenerative bone diseases…
Likewise – as I’ve recently found out the hard way – my gastrointestinal system becomes inflamed when I eat refined, processed sugars and starches… especially from high fatty fried foods!
This inflammation is the primary cause of illness and health disorders in our bodies!
However, making wise choices can change my health for the better!
Simply adding mushrooms not only gives my recipes a distinct and flavorful experience, they also support my immune system, allowing me to feel fit and strong!
So, reconsidering some of my food choices has become a must for me!
I can add mushrooms to my pasta, giving it a rich and bold taste that is amazing!
What is more, I can add mushrooms to my spaghetti sauce… my stir-fry… and my soups…
I can also pair them with onions and sauté to top a steak or potato… I can add even them to scrambled eggs…
However, the best way to preserve their nutritional value is to grill them!
I’ve also found it an added bonus to keep a can of freeze-dried mushrooms in my pantry. This way I can reduce the waste of throwing out mushrooms that have become slimy! How cool is that!
Until next time,
Peace, love and safe travels!
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