Consume shiitake mushrooms to boost your immunity

A new study has revealed that eating cooked shiitake mushrooms everyday can boost the immunity.

A new University of Florida study showed that eating one, 4-ounce serving of mushrooms each day helped in better-functioning gamma delta T-cells and reductions in inflammatory proteins .

To be eligible for the study, participants could not be vegans or vegetarians. They also could not drink tea, take antioxidant supplements or probiotics before the study.They also could not consume more than 14 glasses of alcoholic beverages per week or eat more than seven servings of fruits and vegetables per day during the experiment.

UF Food Science and Human Nutrition Professor Sue Percival explained that the dietary restrictions as follows: Fiber, tea and probiotics help the body's immune system, so researchers didn't wanted to start with people who already had a strong immune system. Additionally, that much alcohol could suppress immunity.

The study is published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.

Source: ANI