Did you know that the little button Mushroom is one of the best foods you can eat to prevent breast cancer?
One of the drugs used to slow the growth of estrogen-positive cancers is an 'aromatase inhibitor'. What it does is prevent the body from turning the androgen hormone into estrogen, thus limiting the kind of estrogen that feeds these cancers.
The good new is that just 10 grams (about the size of your thumb) does the same thing with no side effects.
Now, I don't claim to be a medical professional and never suggest you stop your meds; however, mushrooms are going to be on my daily menu going forward. An ounce of prevention... (or 10 grams :)
Do note that mushrooms should always be cooked - steamed, stir fried.. - as raw mushrooms contain a bit of toxin that is destroyed by heat. There are so many wonderful ways to enjoy mushrooms. Even if you don't love them, you and mince them and add to soups, stews, stir-frys and you won't even notice them. I'd love to hear how you are enjoying your mushrooms.
Over the last 30+ years I've been gathering tips to help my family live a healthier life. I'll share some of those here with you and welcome your ideas as well.