Mushrooms Enhance Immune Function and Protect Against Cancer

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Mushrooms support the immune system
Mushroom phytochemicals, such as beta-glucan enhance the activity of, several different types of immune cells including natural killer cells, which attack and destroy virus-infected and cancerous cells. The immune-enhancing actions of mushrooms are thought to help the body to more effectively attack microbial invaders and developing tumors.1,2,3According to a study on healthy volunteers who ate mushrooms daily, mushrooms may also help to prevent respiratory infections by improving the production of protective immune substances by mucosal surfaces (like the mouth, nose and throat).4

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