The mighty Termitomyces titanicus mushrooms

termitomyces titanicusBy Asunta Simoloka

Termitomyces titanicus mushrooms, believed to be the largest edible mushrooms, grow wildly at the beginning of the rainy season in Zambia.

The impressive nutritional profile of termitomyces titanicus mushrooms underscores the healing power of nature and exemplifies the nutritional superiority of village style diets.

Generally, mushrooms have robust amounts of vitamin D, a potent mood booster effective for fighting depression and easing stress.  Plus, vitamin D is widely recognized for successfully controlling blood pressure and cutting the risk for stroke.

Shiitake mushrooms

Shiitake mushrooms

Mushrooms are also abundant in plant based protein, used by the body to build new cells, boost the immune system, and perform various essential cell functions.

termitomyces microcarpus

termitomyces microcarpus

Termitomyces titanicus mushrooms are packed with a wide array of anti oxidants including phenols, flavonoids, and beta carotene.

These anti oxidants reduce damage to body cells therefore enhancing immunity and improving the body’s ability to fight hypertension, arthritis, diabetes, and just about any disease.

Anti oxidants in termitomyces titanicus mushrooms also have anti aging qualities that fight wrinkles and give you a youthful appearance.

Also present are compounds known as tocopherols which are equipped with tremendous scavenging power to eliminate toxins from the system, profoundly cutting the possibility of disease.

The combination of antioxidants in termitomyces titanicus mushrooms possesses extremely formidable anti cancer properties that not only reduce existing cancerous cells but also prevent new cancer cells from forming.

Maitake mushrooms

Maitake mushrooms

Anti oxidants in termitomyces and other types of mushrooms are capable of suppressing prostate and breast cancer cells.  Like other mushrooms, termitomyces are a great source of selenium, another powerful nutrient proven by research to be exceedingly effective for fighting prostate cancer.

In addition to all these nutrients, termitomyces and other mushrooms are high in beta glucans, compounds that have an overwhelmingly positive influence in building a strong immune system.

The nutritional composition of termitomyces titanicus corroborates some traditional African beliefs that eating termitomyces microcarpus mushrooms, a similar variety to termitomyces titanicus, can restore health.

Other types of mushrooms are healthy too.  Japanese medicine recognizes maitake and shiitake mushrooms for cancer treatment while research strongly suggests that shiitake mushrooms fight HIV.

Healthy living tip

A study found that eating beans and other legumes reduced the risk of heart disease by 82 percent