According to Dr. Oz, mushrooms are one of the super foods you should incorporate into your diet on a regular basis. All mushrooms have anti-cancer properties, according to Dr. Joel Furhman, preventing tumor growth and even aiding in weight loss.
Whether you’re lost in the woods or dealing with a post-apocalyptic situation without any access to medical care, it’s vital to be aware of the many medicinal options that nature has to offer. Plus, it’s just cool to be a wealth of alternative medical knowledge.
Although certain mushrooms are poisonous, there are many others that can provide a source of food. Perhaps even more importantly, some wild mushrooms are known to have medicinal properties that can help with problems ranging from inflammation to cancer.
Of course, learning to identify these mushrooms is going to be critical because you don’t want to make a mistake and ingest something poisonous.
To help you avoid a deadly incident, we’ve put together this quick guide to some of the most useful mushrooms that you can find in the wild.
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