10.31: web.health/diet/raw mushrooms:
. mushrooms are slightly carcinogenic if not cooked .
. many mushrooms contain aromtase-inhibiting drugs,
and therefore should be treated like a hormone:
used only consistently and modestly .
food-info.net`mushrooms need cooking:
The common white mushroom contains agaritine
(about 15 mg agaritine per kilogram);
but cooking denatures agaritine
and, the risk for humans is very low anyway:
a limit of 10 grams won't increase the risk of cancer.
superfoodsrx.com`cooking releases nutrients:
Since mushrooms have thick cell walls,
cooking unlocks more nutrients .
hormone regulators should be used consistently:
In the book Super Immunity, Dr. Fuhrman mentions
that mushrooms contain an aromatase inhibitor.
Aromatase is an enzyme that a breast cancer tumour
uses to convert other hormones into estrogen.
In one recent study,
just 10 grams of mushrooms per day
reduced breast cancer risk 64 percent.
And its synergistic. Those who took green tea
had an 89 percent decreased breast cancer risk
for premenopausal women
and 82 percent decreased risk
for post menopausal women.
Dr.Fuhrman summarizes the degree of aromatase-inhibiter
by type of mushroom (page 71):
# High anti-aromatase activity:
white button, white stuffing, cremini, portobello, reishi, maitake;
# Mild anti-aromatase activity:
shiitake, chanterelle, baby button;
# Little or no anti-aromatase activity:
oyster, wood ear.
Dr. Fuhrman recommends a high-GOMBS diet:
greens, onions, mushrooms, beans/berries, nuts/seeds.
And yeah, some of it is cooked in his plan,
but doesn't have to be.