Chaga has come to the forefront of the talk among nutritionists when it comes to the foods that boost the immunity. This is especially prominent now, as the world fights the global pandemic. It is a mushroom that grows in climates that are cold and is found on trees. In Siberian culture its benefits were long known, but its reputation is finally taking the global stage. Traditional way of preparing it is to ground it, and then made into a tea. Commercially, it is usually available as a powder.
- Animal research has shown that chaga mushrooms can help fight off harmful bacteria and viruses but these findings haven’t been proven in human trials.
- Chaga mushrooms can help fight off the common cold as well as flu because of the effect that have on our immune response.
- Chaga mushrooms are also high in antioxidants which helps reduce inflammation which is linked to arthritis and heart disease.
“Below, we will look at how chaga mushrooms may benefit the immune system.”