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Eat More Mushrooms To Prevent Heart Disease

Posted Aug 26 2008 4:18pm

We usually link healthy antioxidants to blueberries, red wine and, more recently, coffee.

Research has found that mushrooms are the top source of ergothioneine, an antioxidant that may reduce the risk of heart disease.

Wheat germ and chicken liver are thought to be the best source of ergothioneine. However, the researchers from Pennsylvania State University found that a serving of white button mushrooms has 12 times more ergothioneine than wheat germ; shiitake have up to 40 times more!

So remember to add more mushrooms to your diet. After all, mushrooms are tasty, too.

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