by Kris Pitcher
I have always been a mushroom fan! Stay with me here. I know you either love them, or hate them. The Greeks believed the mushroom provided strength for warriors in battle. And, if that isn't enough to get you to eat at least one...here's a little more information about the great button.
Selenium works with vitamin E to protect our cells from free radicals, it's an antioxidant. Mushrooms will help you stay young. One of the great things about mushrooms is they have a wonderful flavor on their own (they do if you'd just try one), or they take on the flavor of what you are cooking. This makes them very versatile in the kitchen. There's more, the health benefits of mushrooms are real.
The button mushroom has a substance that inhibits the activity of aromatase (an enzyme involved in estrogen production), and 5-alpha-reductase (an enzyme that converts testosterone to DHT). Because of this, the latest findings show white button mushrooms can reduce the risk of breast and prostate cancer.
The Chinese treasure the mushroom as a health food. The Romans regarded the mushroom as a gift from God. And we...well, we pick them off everything and roll them up on a napkin hoping no one will notice. Really? It's time to get the benefits of the white button mushroom!