The latest craze to take over the health industry has us swapping our morning espressos for mushroom coffee and other mushroom hot beverages. But if you’re still on the fence about waving goodbye to you Grande Soy Latte, Goodness is here to spill the beans on this new wellness trend.
Speaking with the leading company in the mushroom-coffee market, Four Sigmatic (which ships to Dubai), we discovered why drinking mushroom coffee will give your morning routine a serious health boost.
Why Are Mushrooms So Good for Us?
Here’s a shocking fact: As humans, we share almost half of our genetic make-up with mushrooms, and we are affected by a lot of the same diseases and problems as them! We can therefore easily take advantage of the special immunity-enhancing benefits and other survival methods that these fungi bodies build for themselves.
For thousands of years, ancient cultures all over the world have been using the healing properties of mushrooms without any side effects. The so-called “medicinal” varieties have given us many important pharmaceutical medicines, from penicillin to the first statin drugs and several anti-cancer treatments. In fact, about 40 percent of all Western medicines today utilize mushrooms.
Are Some Mushrooms More Effective Than Others?
We all know the saying “tastes like medicine,” and the same goes for strong- and bitter-tasting mushrooms. Some species of mushrooms contain more of the healthy components you’re looking for, and these can be easily identified by their bitter taste. White-button mushrooms or Portobello mushrooms cultivated on farms can still be great and contain some valuable nutrients, but they are nowhere close to being as medicinal as the more potent species.
Four Sigmatic focuses mainly on Reishi, Chaga, Cordyceps, and Lion’s Mane mushrooms, all of which are some of the most time-tested medicinal varieties.
Why Mushroom Coffee?
Coffee is an effective delivery system, just like cacao or tobacco can be. The flavor profiles also blend together very nicely, so it’s easy to enjoy these bitter mushroom extracts with coffee. Coffee itself is a powerful stimulant, but the mushrooms further boost – and simultaneously balance – this effect. Cordyceps mushrooms are shown to boost the production of ATP (a coenzyme used by cells for energy storage) and the functioning of mitochondria in our bodies, so the energy boost from them is more long term and balanced. Similarly, Chaga mushrooms lower the acidity of the coffee – no more stomach burns as a result!
All in all, the benefits of drinking these medicinal mushrooms are commonsensical. After all, they’ve been around for thousands of years. And if they match nearly 50 percent of our genetic make-up, the advantages seem inevitable. So the next time you reach for your morning coffee, think about swapping it for one of Four Sigmatic’s medicinal-mushroom coffees instead!
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