Woodear, crimini, oyster, Italian brown, enoki, button, stuffing, shiitake, chanterelle, and Portobello mushrooms were compared to see which was best at inhibiting aromatase enzyme activity.
In this landmark study to find out which vegetable was best at suppressing the activity of the enzyme used by breast cancer cells to undermine our defenses, mushrooms came out number 1, but this was just for plain white mushrooms. If that’s how regular mushrooms roll, then think how good the exotic varieties may do.
So they put them to the test, comparing regular mushrooms to woodear, crimini, oyster mushrooms, Italian brown, enoki, button mushrooms, which are just baby versions of regular white mushrooms, stuffing mushrooms, which are just big white mushrooms, shiitake, chanterelle, and Portobello.
We already know what this one is here. Remember, 60- to 65% drop? White mushrooms, the original. Most of these other mushrooms are stuck up here in celery carrot-land. But one beat our regular fun-guy. Which one do you think it was?
Woodear, crimini, oyster, Italian brown, enoki, button, stuffing, shiitake, chanterelle, or Portobello?
I never would have guessed this one. Better than plain white mushrooms? Big plain white mushrooms!
In conclusion, these studies suggest that daily intake of the common white button mushroom may have a significant cancer preventive effect with regard to breast cancer development. White button mushrooms are relatively inexpensive and readily available in markets across the United States, and therefore are a feasible addition to any dietary plan. [yeah, but how much do you have to eat, which other foods synergize with thei reffecst? I cover that all in my new DVD—all proceeds go to charity--I’m up to season 5 already for those who don’t have the new one, but let’s move on]
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