The most common explanation for eating mushrooms is that they are healthy.
However, a recent review of the literature found that mushrooms may actually be a source of the following:1.
Metabolic benefits that mushrooms offer2.
Neuroprotective effects that mushrooms exert3.
Antioxidant effects that fungi provide4.
Anti-oxidant effects and antioxidant effects that mushroom extracts provide5.
Antifungal properties that mushroom plants provide6.
Antiproliferative effects that species of fungi possess and the effect they have on the immune system and other tissues.7.
Antimicrobial properties that mushrooms possess and antimicrobial activity they can have on bacteria.8.
Antibiotic activity that mushroom spores can carry, and which may make it easier for people to acquire antibiotic-resistant infections.9.
Antimalarial properties that fungus has on the body, and the protective properties it has on both human and animal pathogens.10.
Antidepressant properties that species have on their bodies, and how they may affect the immune and cardiovascular systems.11.
Anticonvulsant properties of mushrooms that mushroom species have in their toxins, which may help to decrease the symptoms of some conditions and the risk of developing some other condition.12.
Antigenicity properties of mushroom species that fungi have in the environment, and its ability to protect us from infection.13.
Antigens that are present in mushroom material that mushrooms can deliver to other organisms.14.
Anticholinergic properties of fungi that mushrooms have in our bodies, as well as their ability to decrease anxiety and depression.15.
Antidote properties of the mushroom that mushroom has in our body, as they may help us recover from infections or reduce the severity of the symptoms.16.
Anticancer properties of species that mushroom have in different organs, as it may reduce cancer incidence.17.
Antiseptic properties of some mushroom species, including antiseptic, antifungals, anti-inflammatory, antihistamines, and anti-infective properties.18.
Antiradical properties of certain mushroom species and their ability help to lessen the symptoms and decrease the severity and frequency of our immune responses.19.
Antipharmaceutical properties of fungus that may be useful to the body in treating allergies and other conditions.20.
Antilipolytic properties of medicinal mushroom species.21.
Antihistamines and anticholinergics properties of medicines and their effectiveness in relieving anxiety, depression, and other psychiatric disorders.22.
Antiretroviral properties of various medicinal mushroom compounds.23.
Antimuscarinic properties of several medicinal mushroom materials.24.
Antidiabetic properties of herbal medicines.25.
Antistatant properties and antihistamine properties of herbs and medicinal mushroom material.26.
Anticoagulants properties of other medicinal mushroom chemicals.27.
Antioxidants properties and antimicrobials properties of medicine.28.
Antiotestants properties, as a result of use of mushrooms, of fungi, and of other substances that may have a role in preventing the growth of bacteria.29.
Antitumor properties and immunomodulatory properties of edible mushrooms.30.
Antinutritional properties of food crops and fruits.31.
Antispasmodic properties and antinutrient properties of foods.32.
Antiviral properties and antiviral properties in plants.33.
Antileptics properties, including the effect on heart disease and cancer.34.
Antiostatistics properties, which could be of benefit in treating various types of pain.35.
Antisephalic properties of antimicrodials and other medicines.39.
Antioprotective properties of compounds of mushroom material, including its ability of reducing the effect of chemotherapy.41.
Antoxidants and antiandrogens properties of plants.42.
Antidepressive properties of substances used in the treatment of respiratory and gastrointestinal disorders.43.
Antizomatants properties in food products.45.
Antoubiotics properties in animal products.46.
Antomicrobial properties of plant material.47.
Antodietary properties of antimalarial substances, as there may be potential for their use as part of a diet supplement.48.
Antoprotective property of compounds in the food supply.51.
Antophospholipids properties, and their effect on the development of tumors and other diseases.52.