Called anti-aging product
In the white mushrooms contain substances that can slow the aging process in the body. To such conclusion scientists from the University of Pennsylvania (USA), writes Medical News Today.
Their study showed that white mushrooms are a source of antioxidant amino acids ergothioneine, which is not produced in the body on their own.
Do people get this stuff only from the diet, while in the white mushrooms ergothioneine at least 10 times more than in any other containing products.
In addition, mushrooms contain another important antioxidant glutathione.
Antioxidant agents have the ability to control the level of reactive oxygen species, including free radicals in cells. Due to this, they prevent DNA damage, is required for cells molecules and cell membranes.
The aging process in the body is due to the accumulation of damage in cells due to oxidation. Thus, the protective effect of antioxidants can slow the aging process.
“The most important nutrients contained in the white mushrooms are selenium, vitamin D, glutathione and rich in ergothioneine. They all act as antioxidants to mitigate oxidative stress,” explained the authors.
The reason to study the effect of fungi on the body was the study of the scientists from Singapore and Japan. In the first case, experts came to the conclusion that the decrease ergothioneine an increasing number of cognitive disorders and the second that consume the mushrooms the elderly are less likely to suffer from dementia.
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