Mushrooms have found their way into coffee.
All, after they’ve been found to help increase mental clarity, and assist with immune support.
“Mushrooms have long been used in Chinese medicine and newer research shows they are the highest dietary source of the antioxidants ergothioneine and glutathione, which help protect the body against the type of damage that can eventually contribute to age-related diseases like cancer, heart disease, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s,” says Beth Warren, RDN, author of Secrets of a Kosher Girl. “Mushroom coffees and teas can give anyone a boost, but they may be especially beneficial for those who are dealing with chronic diseases and inflammation.”
Other popular benefits of mushrooms are thought to include better sleep, energy, and memory, reduced stress, and relaxation. “Mushrooms in general have some really great benefits,” explains registered dietitian Ryanne Lachman, as quoted by the Cleveland Clinic. “A big one tends to be with reducing inflammation. Mushrooms also contain antioxidants, which can help support the immune system.”