In a recent study Whole Foods Market revealed what it believes are the most anticipated food trends for the year ahead. Floral flavors, functional mushrooms and root-to-stem recipes are just a few of the picks expected to take off in 2018. This article was released and sourced by Delicious Living and/or New Hope Network.
Some of the trends match mine like functional mushrooms and transparency. The brand I use for functional mushrooms is Four Sigmatic you might ask why this practically brand since there is so many other brands out there. Well here is my two cents as to why. They are very Transparent with their labels which has been a constant battle with companies and their products. As a consumer all I want is to know the real story behind the products that i'm choosing to consume and noising my body with, how the it made it's way from the source to the store. Four Sigmatic meets all of my needs and is therefore the company I choose. They have a variety of products like Coffees, Matcha, Hot Cacao mixes, Elixers and Superfood blends.
I started using them after I won a gift pack late last year and I became a regular customer. I noticed many changes in my body and NO it doesn't taste like mushrooms, but let's start here I have an unbalanced hormone issue and after seeing a hormone doctor and taking medication for almost a year my body still didn't feel right. So I started researching natural ways to rebalance my body one of the things I came across is Seed Cycling and mushrooms. I thought to myself well rotating seeds isn't to complicated so I bought pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and sesame seeds. Then I read up on mushrooms and as a vegetarian I thought I ate enough of them but it wasn't about how much of the mushrooms I ate since most functional mushrooms are only edible once they have gone through an extraction process.
Here are some mushroom names and what they are know for. Reishi Mushroom: Helps Fight Cancer, Boost Immunity & Improve Liver Detox. The reishi mushroom (aka Ganoderma lucidum), an edible type of medicinal fungus that has been used for thousands of years and is considered a true “superfood.” Chaga Mushrooms are rich in vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, including: B-complex vitamins like vitamin D, potassium, amino acids, copper, zinc, iron, manganese, magnesium, and calcium. Lion's Mane Mushroom enhances brain function, reduces inflammation and improves immune function among other things. Cordyceps Mushroom increase immune function and have anti-aging effects, improve stamina and athletic performance, act like a natural aphrodisiac, fights diabetes, improve liver function and detoxification and fight respiratory infections. Studies show they slow the aging process, reduces stress, improve concentration, memory and alertness. My favorite part of the mushroom coffee is that it helps with hormone imbalance, it's jitter free and less acidic than normal coffee.
Don't take my word for it try it for yourself. Four Sigmatic has offered my readers a 10% off DISCOUNT CODE (UNIQUEHEARTBEAT) you can use over and over on all of their products at check out.* Note that it does NOT work with subscriptions. If you have any questions leave a comment or send me an email thought the contact page.