Strengthen the Immune System and Heart: Who Can Eat Chanterelle Mushrooms and Who Will Be Harmed by Them

Chanterelle mushrooms are very healthy – they have unique properties and contain many nutrients. However, they can seriously harm 5 categories of people.

Chanterelle mushrooms got their name because of their red color, similar to that of foxes. But they are known not only because of their color – these mushrooms have unique properties. They do not accumulate radioactive substances, are almost never wormy or damaged by insects, and at the same time have the ability to improve human health and even promote weight loss.

The benefits of chanterelle mushrooms cannot be denied. Their flesh is a valuable source of nutrients.

Chanterelles contain:

  • macronutrients (potassium, magnesium, calcium, etc.)
  • trace elements (iron, zinc, manganese, etc.)
  • vitamins A, D2, PP, C, B, and others.

These mushrooms contain eight essential amino acids, as well as several polysaccharides with unique properties.

Benefits of chanterelle mushrooms

Due to their unique properties, chanterelles can affect various human systems and organs and improve health.

Thus, chanterelles can

  • strengthen the immune system,
  • help remove parasites from the body,
  • improve the functioning of the liver and pancreas,
  • promote recovery during the treatment of tuberculosis,
  • strengthen the heart muscle,
  • remove radionuclides, heavy metal salts, etc. from the body,
  • be used as an adjuvant along with other medications prescribed by a doctor in the complex therapy of liver and breast cancer.

However, chanterelle mushrooms retain their medicinal properties only in their raw form. When these mushrooms are heat-treated or frozen, they lose their beneficial properties.

And it is worth remembering that before using chanterelle mushrooms to improve your health or treat any diseases, you should first consult a doctor.

The dangers of chanterelle mushrooms

Despite the whole list of beneficial properties of such mushrooms, they have their contraindications. Chanterelle mushrooms should not be consumed:

  • those who are allergic to them,
  • children under 3 years old,
  • people with gastrointestinal problems.

They should also be consumed with caution by pregnant and lactating women.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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