Lion’s Mane Mushroom for Brain Health

lions mane combo2Mushrooms are one of those foods that people either love or hate. While I happen to love mushrooms and enjoy eating them any chance I can get, the rest of my family hates them. I completely understand that their earthy taste and chewy texture isn’t for everyone. Fortunately, you don’t have to eat mushrooms to reap their amazing health benefits. Taking them in supplement form is a great way to get their therapeutic effects.

Throughout the world, mushrooms have been valued for their medicinal properties for thousands of years. Scientific findings show that many mushrooms contain compounds Continue reading “Lion’s Mane Mushroom for Brain Health”

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Dinner Tonight: Grilled Portobello Mushroom Sandwich

portobello-mushroomIt is definitely barbecue season. But the grill isn’t just for burgers, hot dogs and steaks. There are plenty of options and recipes for those who are vegetarian, vegan or just desire a lighter alternative to meat.

One of my favorite swaps is using Portobello mushrooms as an alternative to a beef/chicken patty. They are hearty, hold up well on the BBQ and offer a “meaty”  alternative for even the biggest meat lover. An added bonus is that mushrooms are antioxidant powerhouses. One study found both Portobello and cremini mushrooms’ overall antioxidant activity level to be comparable to such colorful vegetables as broccoli, red peppers, and carrots. Take that, sirloin burger!

Topped with yummy avocado salsa and served open-face on a dense piece of bread (rye or Ezekial), you have a winning recipe that everyone will enjoy. Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: Grilled Portobello Mushroom Sandwich”

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