mushroomsWe all love to kick-start our new year with healthy eating…

However, we often get caught up in the same old trends. Unfortunately, boring, bland foods often populate our plates. My goal is to look for new foods or variations of existing foods to include in my diet. Simple twists on the usual ingredients you pick up in the supermarkets.

Luckily, Kathy Mitchell has provided us with a unique insight into a fridge staple that can boost our diets. Mushrooms! Read on to find out how this simple food can boost your new year diet and help you lose weight…

About the author…


Kathy Mitchell is a Travel & Beauty Blogger. She likes to Go Out with her Friends, Travel, Swim and Practice Yoga. In her free time, you can find Kathy curled up Reading her Favorite Novel, or Writing in her Journal. She is also a PR for Joint Health Magazine. To know more about her follow her on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.

Each year that comes our way, we’re faced with the announcement that a new superfood has been placed in the spotlight…

But surprisingly it’s not all just a faux diet fad. It’s very real and there are actual benefits you can take on from following the new studies of what foods are the food of the year and why. Super mushrooms are the answer to all of your prayers.  Whether you’re trying to achieve quick weight loss or a balanced diet, these vitamin rich mushrooms are what you need to add into your current diet.

The best thing about this super mushroom trend is the fact that there are many to try. This gives you a variety and still plenty of benefits as well.  Even if you don’t like snacking on this tasty fungi there are tons of ways to incorporate this unique food into lattes, teas, even smoothies!  These mushrooms that we’ll be talking you through are the perfect detox diet plan for 2018!

In this article we’ll be walking you through each of the main kind of super mushrooms you should be focusing on and how they can benefit your health overtime.  They do have unique properties and they will all affect you differently, so it will be up to you to choose what works best for the food you love!

We’ll also be giving you some ideas if you want to try these mushrooms yourself and have no idea how to prepare them, so they will taste as delicious as they are nutritious!  Let’s get started?

What Are Cordycep mushrooms?

Cordyceps are not the most appealing looking mushroom, but they hold a lot of benefits that tend to be overlooked, simply because people don’t know how to prepare them in an edible way.  These super mushrooms are often used as a tonic all over the world, and for good reason, because their benefits are immense.

mushroomsFirst of all, they help to manage blood sugar levels.  They are a safe and natural way to manage your sugar levels, also working to help lower cholesterol as well.  Many studies have shown that this super mushroom can also boost insulin sensitivity, which can prevent diabetes and other tragic diseases.

This mushroom also can be used in some ways to help protect the heart from damage, preventing specific kinds of liver and heart damage, even in some cases preventing kidney disease.

Lastly, this mushroom can be used to boost your life as well, not just minimising oncoming diseases and for preventive measures.  There have been signs of cordyceps helping to enhance libido in people of older age, as well as increasing the immune system, prevent everything from the common cold to airborne sickness.

Generally you can consume this mushroom by cooking it in recipes or in liquid form, such as smoothies, tea, and coffee. Cordyceps will help you take off the weight quickly and easily, without causing any adverse side effects.

What Are Chaga mushrooms?


Chaga has a serious amount of vitamins, they’re extremely rich in everything from fibre to calcium, and trust us, about 10 other vitamins as well. They can help minimise ageing signs, by clearing toxins and providing your body with the antioxidants it needs to. This can even reverse signs of ageing in the future as well.

Chaga may help prevent cancer in some cases, or even minimise the effects felt by cancer. It even helps smaller issues such as lowering cholesterol and blood pressure.  If you’re of an older age, the benefits you can experience from this specific super mushroom are worth looking into.

Not only will it give you more energy, but you’ll find that you feel more youthful with that spark you’ve been missing.  Chaga can also be prepared in tea, most commonly, since it mellows out the strong taste. You can find this tea in your local market.

Chaga will help you feel less bloated and will also help you drop the pounds when you introduce the super mushroom into your diet.  Just give it a try and remember to stay safe!

What Are Reishi mushrooms?

Reishi mushrooms are probably one of our favourites in this list because of how vastly dynamic it is.  They contain all of the properties of the mushrooms mentioned above, but they also offer something more unique as well.

According to a recent study, it’s been discovered that this super mushroom can have very positive effects on neurodegenerative diseases, which typically do not have a cure whatsoever.


Many people have concluded that you should usually take this mushroom the easiest way which is in liquid form.  Try a tonic juice with reishi present in the formula or specifically a brewed reishi tea. You’ll be soaking up all the important nutrients you need to be healthy and drop the weight quickly!


Now that you have a firm grasp on what each of these super mushrooms do and how they can benefit your balance and health, are you ready to introduce them into your diet?  These mushrooms will add an extra element of health into your daily routine, what’s not to love?

Mushrooms might not be the most appetising food for everyone. However, they are still a powerful element that can be prepared in so many different ways. You just need to put in some effort.  Don’t shy away from something just because of how it looks before you even try it!

Of course there are health benefits from drinking water. But when you can add an extra spice to your health to keep things exciting like these unique and beneficial mushrooms, why wouldn’t you? Did you learn something from this article?  Will you be adding these super mushrooms into your life for a bigger and better 2018?

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