Originally posted August 2, 2013.
Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., has created one of the most vital books on the health of your family you will ever find, The 150 Healthiest Food on Earth. The lavishly illustrated, 358-page weighty tome gives you more vital information on foods that can keep your family healthy than any other publication I have ever come across. And I am always on the look out. I have given the book to family members and often advise it for others. I have now selected a “Great 10” list of food choices to share with you. My goal here is pass on ideas that perhaps you did not previously know about.
It is explained that Shiitakes are deeply valued for their medicinal effects as well as their great taste. Shiitakes are noted for containing enzymes and vitamins that do not normally appear in plants, like all eight essential amino acids and one of the essential fatty acids, linoleic acid. Shiitakes contain a chemical component Lentinan, also referred to as beta 1,3 glucan, a polysaccharide that, according to Jonny Bowden, has potent immune-stimulating effects. Finally, it is explained that Japanese researchers have found a compound in Shiitakes called eritadenine that is useful in lowering blood cholesterol.