冬菇鮮菇都有效?【預防流感食療Part 1】營養師講解哪款菇菌增強抵抗力及舒緩咳嗽
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October

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , /


Usually when we feel like a cold/flu is coming Then we think about how to boost immunity such as getting nutritional supplements But it seem like it doesn’t work this late of the game Yes you’re right we should start early and we don’t always need supplements Indeed many foods are natural immune-boosters Yes using foods to boost immune as a smart move as we need to eat anyway we just need to pick the right kinds of food for that purpose to boost immunity However we don’t know which foods to choose Gloria Yan-Yan brought some foods today and when i look at them My first reaction was….. so simple! To prevent cold and flu, I see you have shiitake mushroom Really….. shiitake mushroom works? Shiitake mushrooms are such a common staples in our daily dishes Yes….most people don’t think of mushroom Was it your chinese new year dinner grocery item you just brought along today? [ha] Yes I just bought this yesterday. Indeed when you told me that you want this segment to focus on elderly diet Normally we talk about immune-boosting We often discuss yogurt And almonds But these type of foods… may not be well-accepted by seniors For example, seniors may not like cold breakfast items such as yogurt or due to allergy or lactose to milk protein So I have to find foods that seniors will love The first food I can think of is mushroom Mushrooms contain a nutrient called beta-glucan This is an immune-boosting nutrient which enhances the immune response of our white blood cells Most mushrooms have beta-glucan not just the exotic or expensive mushroom such as reishi Common mushroom including dried shiitake mushroom or fresh shiitake I don’t often eat dried shiitake as it’s often too late by prep Yes they require overnight soaking or slow-cooking Yes i’m so lazy I never have time to prepare dried shiitake ahead of time Fresh shiitake mushrooms offers the same health benefits and also contain beta-glucan Research showed that mushrooms not only increase white blood cell count it can also relieve cold symptoms So when we feel like a cold is coming Toss extra mushroom in our dishes will help So easy to enhance our immunity to fight off germs Another kind I brought along today is shimeji mushroom This mushrooms have multiple names Yes this mushroom is very popular now They are now often cultivated Sold in supermarket as a bundle Small and relatively low in cost You can toss some in noodles, in veggie and meat dishes They are so versatile that they can easily pair with other foods Shimeji mushrooms are particularly beneficial to asthma they can relieve asthmatic symptoms or coughing Same as other mushrooms, toss them in every dishes I found them from Japan, is that right? Yes from Japan and Korea as well And since it can help to relieve coughing symptoms And hence it’s great to be eaten more often during the cold season So do I need to eat a lot to reap the benefits? Is it sufficient to toss a few pieces mushroom in my bowl of noodles? Or do I need to cook the whole bundle? So the common serving of mushroom… is not one or two pieces… one serving is half a cup So this mug is one cup serving Half a cup is half of mug here Half a cup of mushroom each time is not too much That’s why it makes sense to toss a few in every dishes All-around approach… this way we will reap the immune-boosting benefits throughout the whole day


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