Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Mitochondrial Health

Dietary Sources of the “Longevity Vitamin” Ergothioneine

What are the benefits of ergothioneine for longevity? It may be even more important to include mushrooms (or tempeh) in our diet as we age.

Note that unlike oyster mushrooms, white, crimini, portobello, shiitake, and morel mushrooms should not be eaten raw. I have a video coming out about this but wanted to give everyone a heads up.

For more on the mushroom-cancer connection, see Medicinal Mushrooms for Cancer Survival (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/medicinal-mushrooms-for-cancer-survival/).

I mentioned I may add mushrooms to my Daily Dozen checklist. You can learn all about the original checklist in my book How Not to Die (https://nutritionfacts.org/book/how-not-to-die/) or the Daily Dozen page (https://nutritionfacts.org/daily-dozen/).

For more on how to live your longest, healthiest life, preorder my new book How Not to Age (https://nutritionfacts.org/book/how-not-to-age/). (As always, all proceeds I receive from all of my books (https://nutritionfacts.org/books/) are donated to charity.)

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