And don’t forget about mushrooms!

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Mushrooms, along with cruciferous vegetables and onions are another Super Food!  

Mushrooms are not a vegetable, but rather are classified as fungi.  Yes, I agree, that sounds gross, but mushrooms have amazing anti cancer and disease preventing properties.

Mushrooms have a long history dating back to the ancient Chinese, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans.  The Chinese used mushrooms to treat cold and flu symptoms. The ancient Egyptians considered mushrooms a delicacy.  The Greeks believed that mushrooms gave strength to their warriors.  Romans only served mushrooms on special occasions, believing them to be a gift from God.

There are 14,000 different types of mushrooms, 3,000 are edible, and about 700 have known medicinal properties, and 140 are recognized as poisonous.  So don’t eat mushrooms you pick in a field!  Make sure they are from a reputable grocer.

Mushrooms are an excellent source of potassium, a mineral that helps lower elevated blood…

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