The Conscious Mushroom

  Mushrooms..... What fascinating little forms of life!  And the health benefits they offer us are plenty!  Not only are certain mushrooms super tasty to eat, but many of them contain numerous benefits to various areas of our health.   Medicinal mushrooms have been used throughout the ages. The first "modern" discovery of beneficial properties in fungus, came in 1928 with the discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming.  Since that time, many other antibiotics and antiviral properties of fungi have been discovered.   Did you know, that mushrooms contain the same wide range of vitamins and minerals found in fruits and vegetables? Mushrooms produce Vitamin B and D which most other "plants" do not.  And therefore are a good way for vegan's to get those vital nutrients. Mushrooms are a great source of fiber.  Fiber is essential in maintaining gut health. Mushrooms are energy dense, and contain fewer calories in relation to the energy they provide. They are high in