Black Fungus: Benefits And How To Use It To Combat Cholesterol
Image by Pxfuel BLACK FUNGUS: BENEFITS AND HOW TO USE IT TO COMBAT CHOLESTEROL Black fungus is an edible wild mushroom which is popularly used as a culinary ingredient across Asian dishes. It is also called ear fungus or Cloud ear fungus as it has a shape that looks like the ear of a human. […]
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BLACK FUNGUS: BENEFITS AND HOW TO USE IT TO COMBAT CHOLESTEROL
Black fungus is an edible wild mushroom which is popularly used as a culinary ingredient across Asian dishes. It is also called ear fungus or Cloud ear fungus as it has a shape that looks like the ear of a human. Black fungus is usually sold in its dried state, which has a hard texture; after soaking in water, it becomes soft and has a chewy texture. It expands 3 – 4 times in size during soaking, hence take caution not to soak too much at one go.
There are many black fungus recipes to explore since there are so many ways on how to cook black fungus. The various methods include stir-frying with other vegetables or simply making a stew with some pork slices. In fact, one of the very well-known methods to cook delicious black fungus is the black fungus chicken soup. Combining the nutritious chicken meat with the crunchy fungus makes up not just a good black fungus recipe for cholesterol support but also helps to re-energize our body state. So what exactly is so good about this herb that people have come up with all the different ways to include black fungus into our meals? Let’s find out more below!
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Black Fungus Benefits
Black fungus is a truly amazing piece of nature herb, which tastes great and possesses numerous health benefits at the same time. To start off, black fungus is low in calories and fat, high in fibre and packed with many essential minerals and vitamins. For a 7g serving of dried black fungus, it consists of merely 20 calories, 5g of carbohydrates and 5g of fiber. This goes to show that you do not have to worry about getting fat from consuming black fungus. More importantly, this same serving also contains minute amounts of potassium, calcium, phosphorus, folate and magnesium, which are vital to heart, brain and bone health. The benefits of black fungus is not just well established in terms of dietetics and supplementary health, the Chinese have even resorted to utilising this natural food as a form of treatment.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), black fungus has long been used as an ingredient in the Chinese herbal diet. The Chinese believes the black fungus have numerous health benefits such as blood cleansing, clear heat, nourishes yin, lowers cholesterol, regulate blood pressure and prevents heart disease. So, patients suffering from hypertension and high cholesterol may like to consider black fungus to complement their regular western medications and at the same time, for a general maintenance of health. A recent study in 2015 has revealed that black fungus can reduce plaque buildup on your arterial walls and hence prevents atherosclerosis which is a common cause of many cardiovascular diseases. Black fungus is also fairly neutral in taste and nature, which makes it a versatile ingredient in Chinese cooking.
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Side effects of black fungus
Black fungus is generally not associated with any side effects, meaning that you do not really have to worry about eating too much black fungus. However, it is important to make sure the soaked black fungus is washed and cleaned thoroughly to kill all bacteria before cooking. Some with a more sensitive stomach may find themselves slightly running to the toilet a bit more often due to the bowel promoting effects of this valuable herb. So, for those who are allergic to black fungus or those suffering from diarrhea, you might have to avoid black fungus dishes for some time. On the other hand, those who are suffering from constipation may like to enjoy more of black fungus to help with your problems, and at the same time, improve your overall health and well-being.
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What if we dislike the taste of black fungus?
Much as we know about the benefits of black fungus, there are some of us who do not like the taste of black fungus. Some term the texture of black fungus as weird and “disgusting”, going to the extent of avoiding the whole dish because of black fungus being part of it. It will be such a waste to let the healthy goodness of this herb slip past due to the distaste for the smell or texture of black fungus. So, in such scenarios, you may like to consider using the supplemental form of black fungus. It is not only a convenient way of devouring the valuable herb, it is very safe since it undergoes rigorous processing methods to ensure that bacteria and viruses are killed in the preparation of the supplemental powder of black fungus. Those who dislike the texture of the black fungus, can now “swallow” it down much easily!
AL Black Fungus
All Link Black Fungus Extract Capsules contains 100% black fungus extract. Vegicap is used for this product, making it suitable for vegans and vegetarians’ consumption. Modern dietary researchers have nicknamed black fungus “meat of vegetarian food” as the nutritional value provided is highly comparable to that of animal sources. It is rich in essential nutrients such as iron, protein, vitamins, polysaccharide, fibre, and other minerals.The health benefits of AL Black Fungus include reducing blood clotting to prevent blood vessel blockage, improved blood supply and circulation. It also contains rich dietary fibres and special pectin to promote motility of stomach and intestine to excrete fats in the intestine, lowering the blood cholesterol level. Get your supplemental form of black fungus today to start living healthy!