Celebrate Mushroom Day: Fun and Fungi-Filled!
National Mushroom Day is Sunday, October 15th, and we’re sharing a few fun (and fungi-filled) ways to celebrate the day!
- Find out interesting ways to celebrate Mushroom Day this year.
- Learn about how mushrooms benefit your health and well-being as we approach Mushroom Day.
- Use mushroom-based supplements to improve your overall health in honor of National Mushroom Day.
Choose Quality of Life mushroom-based supplements to boost your immune health and general well-being!
Table of Contents:
- How Mushrooms Boost Your Health
- Celebrate by Taking AHCC® Supplements
- Forage for Mushrooms
- Use the Odor-Killing Powers of Mushrooms with Deodorex®*
- Cook New Mushroom Recipes
- Quality of Life Mushroom Supplements
How Mushrooms Boost Your Health
Mushrooms are edible fungi that do wonders for the body and mind when included in the diet. They are packed with beneficial nutrients and have numerous unique health benefits. Mushrooms contain the following beneficial nutrients:
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin B9
- Vitamin D
These nutrients protect your overall health and help you perform at your best each day. Many types of edible mushrooms contain antioxidants, which neutralize free radicals in your body. These are molecules that can cause tissue and cell damage, and free radicals are believed to be one of the main causes of aging. When you eat plenty of antioxidant-rich foods (like mushrooms), you’ll be combating age-related health issues.
Mushrooms are low in calories and high in nutrients, making them an essential part of a healthy diet. If you are trying to lose extra pounds or simply maintain your weight, mushrooms can be a great substitute for high-calorie meats.
Some studies on mushrooms have shown improvements in participants’ blood pressure levels after consuming them. This may be because mushrooms are rich in potassium, a nutrient that relaxes your blood vessels.
One of the greatest benefits of mushrooms is their immune-boosting properties. Mushrooms provide the immune system with beneficial compounds to help fight off unwanted health threats.
Celebrate by Taking AHCC® Supplements
With National Mushroom Day coming up, we have a quick, easy way to celebrate for you. Add AHCC® supplements to your daily routine for a healthy dose of immune-boosting properties.*
AHCC® is a proprietary blend of mycelia, which are medicinal mushroom roots. Our AHCC® supplements give your immune system a big boost and help defend your overall health.*
There are several ways AHCC® supplements can help your immune system.* AHCC® increases the number and activity of dendritic cells, which stimulate other immune cells to start defending your health.*
AHCC® supplements also regulate the activity of natural killer cells and T-cells.* These immune cells are responsible for identifying and neutralizing foreign threats to protect your body.
AHCC® helps macrophages function properly.* These engulf (or eat) harmful particles circulating in your system.*
Overall, AHCC® supplements strengthen your immune response, so you can stay healthy and feel your best all year long.* We offer three AHCC® supplements at Quality of Life: AHCC® Gold, AHCC® Platinum, and AHCC® Rx.
We offer options when it comes to choosing the AHCC® supplement that best meets your immune system’s needs. We recommend the stronger AHCC® supplements for people who often face health threats and feel under the weather.
Forage for Mushrooms
Another fun way to celebrate Mushroom Day is to get out and look for wild mushrooms. Don’t let the process intimidate you; it can be quite easy and you may soon find mushrooms are in abundance when you get out and look!
Start your mushroom foraging journey by reading up on the different species of wild mushrooms. This will help you avoid toxic and potentially fatal fungi.
You can find region-specific guides for wild mushrooms online or at local bookstores. If you have friends who regularly forage for mushrooms, ask them for advice on getting started.
Visit your nearest national park, forest, or another wooded area to find naturally growing mushrooms. Even if you only do this once, it can be a fun adventure to look through the various plants nature has to offer.
Bonus: spending time outdoors is good for your mental and physical health. Tune in to yourself and the natural world by foraging for mushrooms to celebrate National Mushroom Day this year!
Use the Odor-Killing Powers of Mushrooms with Deodorex®*
Do you struggle with bad body odor, unpleasant breath, and flatulence? Deodorex® could be the solution.*
Deodorex® is our odor-reducing supplement that contains Champex®, patented proprietary extract of champignon mushroom. This supplement neutralizes bad body odors where they start: in your bloodstream.*
The mushroom extract in Deodorex® breaks down chemicals like ammonia and uric acid that cause you to smell unpleasant.* You can even use Deodorex® as an oral rinse by emptying the capsule contents into a glass of water.*
Deodorex® also boosts your kidney health by purifying your blood and getting rid of harmful chemicals.* The odor-causing bacteria in your digestive system are no match for Deodorex®’s powers.*
Celebrate Mushroom Day by adding Deodorex® to your supplement regimen. You no longer have to deal with embarrassing body odor and bad breath with this proprietary mushroom extract supplement.*
Cook New Mushroom Recipes
Another fun and engaging way to celebrate Mushroom Day is by adding new recipes to your cookbook. There are many creative ways you can incorporate mushrooms into your meals.
Mushrooms work well as a meat substitute, side dish, or sauce base. They tend to take on the flavors of the foods and spices they are cooked with. Using mushrooms in soups is also a good way to get extra nutrients in without overpowering the flavor of your soup mixture.
If you are following a vegetarian, vegan, or low-meat diet, mushrooms are a wonderful addition to many dishes. You can meet some of your daily protein requirements with just mushrooms alone!
There are different species of mushrooms that add various flavors and textures to recipes. Research which mushrooms work best in certain types of recipes and pick them out at your local grocery store or farmer’s market.
If you are feeling up to foraging, you can even pick your mushrooms yourself. Make sure you follow a safety guide carefully before consuming any wild mushrooms, though.
Quality of Life Mushroom Supplements
Boost your health with Quality of Life’s research-backed mushroom supplements, AHCC® and Deodorex®.* Your body and mind will surely thank you once you start incorporating the powers of mushrooms into your routine. Sign up for subscriptions to get up to 10% off your order each month!
We hope you’re inspired to tap into the magic of this fun, healthy, immune-boosting fungi! How will you be celebrating National Mushroom Day?