Mushrooms: Studies show that mushrooms reduce inflammation in arterial cells and prevent white blood cells from sticking to arterial walls.
The polysaccharide content of mushrooms is responsible for their immune-boosting activity.
Mushrooms contain high amounts of copper, which is needed to produce blood cells and maintain heart health. Additional nutrients are vitamins C, D and B; and the minerals selenium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and zinc.
They are an excellent source of B vitamins.