Smorgasbord Health Column – Food Therapy – Mushrooms – The Egyptians believed they granted immortality

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As a follow on from the recent series on theWeekly Grocery Shopping List of foods that contain the nutrients the body needsthat contain the nutrients the body needs I am going to repeat my series from 2017 on the health benefits of some of our most common foods.

Food therapy is a broad term for the benefits to the body of a healthy, varied and nutritional diet of fresh foods.

Most of us walk through the fresh produce departments of our supermarkets without really paying much attention to the individual fruits and vegetables. This is a great pity because the vast majority of these foods have been cultivated for thousands of years, not only for their nutritional value but also for their medicinal properties. If you eat a healthy diet you are effectively practicing preventative medicine. A robust immune system, not only attacks external opportunistic pathogens, but also…

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  1. Fascinating, Sally. thank you. Eric reckons the immortality claim has an explanation..As there were an excess of deaths in Egypt at one time, the deceased had to be buried standing up as there wasn’t mush room…(As the sick didn’t fancy being buried standing up, they resolved to live longer..).Ouch.
    Seriously, we had mushroom and prawn tagliatelli last night and it was delicious., Hugs. xx

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