We all know mushrooms are packed with a nutritional punch, but did you know they can lower the risk of cognitive decline in old people too?
According to research from the National University of Singapore, seniors who eat more than two standard portions of mushrooms, equivalent to 300g per week, may have 50% reduced odds of having cognitive impairment. They say this is due to the ergothioneine found in almost all mushroom varieties. The Ergothiorneine is an unique antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, which humans are unable to synthesize on their own. Research suggested that deficiency in the ergothioneine compound could be a risk factor for neurodegeneration diseases, such as Alzheimer's.