For years my dear old mother urged me to eat my mushrooms – they are good for me. Despite my many attempts to repudiate her, it seems that she was right… sort of. Turns out that a new study shows that a diet combining reishi mushrooms and green tea significantly inhibits the growth of tumors and lengthens the lifespan of those inflicted with sarcomas. While the study was only done with mice at this point, the findings show real promise.
Sarcomas are cancers of the bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, or other connective or supportive tissue.
Scientists claim that combining the active ingredients in the mushroom and the tea creates a synergetic effect that tea and mushrooms, when tested separately, did not express in such a significant way.
More scientific studies have confirmed that both tea and mushrooms enhance the body’s immune functions and hold the potential for treatment and prevention of many types of cancer.
So the next time Mom tells you to eat your ‘shrooms, say yes (with a side of tea).