Here are some yummy, healthy mushroom recipes. In some laboratory studies, this fungi has been found to contain even more antioxidant power than tomatoes and carrots, potentially protecting people against cancer.
According to the South African Mushroom Farmers Association, ‘one of the key findings of studies conducted at the Beckman Research Institute at the City of Hope Cancer Centre in the US and at the University of Australia in collaboration with Zhejiang University in China, is that women who eat an average of 10g of mushrooms a day seem to halve their risk of breast cancer.’
The study also says ‘mushrooms may also help prevent cancer by providing natural antioxidant compounds. Antioxidants work to neutralise free radicals (naturally occurring chemicals that can damage cells’ DNA and initiate the cancer process) and help to repair damage that has already occurred’.
Stars Who Are Prostate And Testicular Cancer Survivors
Robert de Niro, Ben Stiller, Mandy Patinkin, Sir Ian McKellen, and locally, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mark Pilgrim
Stars Who Are Breast Cancer Survivors
Christina Applegate, Cynthia Nixon, Olivia Newton John, Kylie Minogue, Sheryl Crow, Kathy Bates and Anastacia. Celebs currently fighting it are Shannen Doherty, and, locally, Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter, Zoleka Mandela and actress Lilian Dube.