US Department of Agriculture experts show us one simple method to keep the immune system healthy.
Did you know the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) funded experts established that Mushrooms play an essential role to keep the body's defence mechanism healthy?
In a recent article published in July 2010 from Sciencedaily.com, leading reporter Rosalie Marion Bliss reported how the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have conducted an animal-model and cell-culture research showing that white button mushrooms improved the activity of important cells in the body's immune system.
Agaricus bisporus (better-known variously as the common mushroom, button mushroom or white mushroom) is an edible basidiomycete mushroom native to grasslands in European countries and North America. Agaricus bisporus is cultivated in more than 70 countries and is one of the most commonly and widely eaten mushrooms in the world.
In the US, white button mushrooms represent 90 percent of the overall mushrooms eaten.
The analysis (Reference: http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/archive/jul10/immunity0710.htm) was conducted at the Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University by center director Dr. Simin Meydani.
The outcomes indicate that white button mushrooms may improve immune function by increasing the production of antiviral and other proteins that are released by cells while seeking to defend and repair tissue.
The study's cell-culture phase indicated that white button mushrooms increased the maturity of immune system cells called (dendritic cells), from bone marrow.
Dendritic cells can make T cells which are essential white blood cells that can recognise and eventually deactivate or eliminate antigens on invading germs.
When immune system cells are subjected to disease-causing pathoenic agents, like bacteria, our body starts to increase the number and function of immune system cells, according to Dr. Meydani.
Regarding white button mushrooms, one simple solution to implement them in your regular diet plan could be to start thinking on some sample dishes: The Masala mushroom is an excellent example.
Garam masala is a basic blend of ground spices typical in Indian and other South Asian cuisines. It is used alone or with other seasonings.
Ingredients for 2 Serves:
- Mushrooms(chopped) 2 cups
- Onions 2