Beans, mushrooms and more: Vegan sources of protein and vitamins B12 and D

Vegans and vegetarians don’t get enough protein – or so people think. In a recent article published online, internal medicine specialist Milton Mills blasted claims from dietitians that ditching meat means missing out on protein, an essential macronutrient. Plant cells contain protein, Mills argued. In fact, plant-based foods like grains, legumes and nuts are concentrated sources of … Continue reading Beans, mushrooms and more: Vegan sources of protein and vitamins B12 and D

10 Superfood sources of biotin to help boost your overall health

You may have already seen biotin supplements at the supplement aisle of a grocery store. They can be sold independently, but biotin can also be included in multivitamin blends, such as prenatal vitamins. If you want to boost your biotin intake or prevent deficiency, it’s important to know which foods are rich in this beneficial nutrient. Why is … Continue reading 10 Superfood sources of biotin to help boost your overall health

Food supply 101: Protein sources for your survival stockpile

Grains, flour, pasta and other sources of carbohydrates are ideal for long-term storage, making them staples of survival stockpiles. But carbohydrates can only get you so far in a true survival situation. A well-rounded survival diet should contain protein as well. Protein is the building block of life, as all your cells are made of protein. Protein is what … Continue reading Food supply 101: Protein sources for your survival stockpile

6 Reasons to eat more reishi mushrooms, a superfood that boosts your immune health

In Eastern medicine, reishi mushrooms are used to treat various health complaints. According to several studies, this unique superfood also offers many benefits, such as improving your immunity and boosting your heart health. Reishi or lingzhi mushrooms contain compounds like peptidoglycans, polysaccharides and triterpenoids that all contribute to the superfood’s many health benefits when consumed fresh or … Continue reading 6 Reasons to eat more reishi mushrooms, a superfood that boosts your immune health

Food supply 101: How to grow edible mushrooms in your basement

Growing edible mushrooms at home gives you the advantage of having a mushroom supply all year round. Ranging in taste from sweet to nutty, mushrooms are versatile ingredients that bring a delicious umami flavor to dishes. They are usually added to soups, pasta, salads and other savory dishes or dried as a snack. Though they are technically … Continue reading Food supply 101: How to grow edible mushrooms in your basement

Study finds that consuming more edible mushrooms lowers cancer risk

  Many people, especially those following a vegan diet, usually consume edible mushrooms to fulfill their bodies’ protein needs. However, a study from March 2021 found another benefit of including mushrooms in the daily diet. A team of scientists discovered that consuming more mushrooms is associated with a lower risk of cancer. Researchers from the Pennsylvania State University and Penn … Continue reading Study finds that consuming more edible mushrooms lowers cancer risk

Looking for a natural way to regrow hair? Try chaga mushrooms

Alopecia areata is a condition characterized by hair falling out in patches. Research suggests it is caused by the immune system attacking the hair follicles, causing them to shrink and slow down hair production. Because of this, alopecia is called an autoimmune disorder. According to statistics, alopecia is a common autoimmune disorder that affects about 6.8 million people in the U.S. … Continue reading Looking for a natural way to regrow hair? Try chaga mushrooms

Fat-soluble vitamins: What are the best dietary sources of vitamins A, D, E and K?

Vitamins are nutrients found in food that help the body function effectively. Two types of vitamins exist: Water-soluble vitamins, such as vitamins B and C, dissolve in water, while fat-soluble ones dissolve in fat. Fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamins A, D, E and K, are best absorbed by the body when eaten with foods containing high … Continue reading Fat-soluble vitamins: What are the best dietary sources of vitamins A, D, E and K?

Cordyceps mushrooms found to protect from allergens

Cordyceps is a genus of club-shaped parasitic fungi that are known to kill underground insects and arthropods. The most widely collected of these mushrooms is Cordyceps militaris, which is known for mummifying insects and using them as sources of biomass to produce spores. In a recent study published in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, researchers from Southern Taiwan University of Science and … Continue reading Cordyceps mushrooms found to protect from allergens

What Exactly Are Lectins? The Best & Worst Lectin Sources

Source: What Exactly Are Lectins? The Best & Worst Lectin Sources by Dr. Jonathan Group You may have heard of gluten — and the dietary problems it causes — but have you heard of lectin? Known as an “antinutrient,” lectin is a type of plant-based protein commonly found in seeds, grains, legumes, and tubers, like potatoes. As an antinutrient, … Continue reading What Exactly Are Lectins? The Best & Worst Lectin Sources