6 Weird Health Benefits of Mushrooms That Might Surprise You

2. Improved Brain Power

Not only will the powerhouse combo of ergothioneine and glutathione keep you looking young, but it will also help maintain the health of your brain as you age. Experts recommend eating at least 5 button mushrooms each day to get the most benefit.

Interestingly, cooking the mushrooms preserves their antioxidant content and makes them easier to digest. Microwaving and grilling are the best methods if you’re concerned with preserving the nutritional content.

A study in 2019 determined that senior citizens who eat more than 300 grams of cooked mushrooms each week reduce their chances of developing cognitive impairment. The study followed more than 600 seniors in Singapore over six years to reach this conclusion.

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