Chaga is not the prettiest mushroom, but it sure has incredible health and healing benefits. Its main claim to fame is its high amount of antioxidants.
- Antioxidant & anti-inflammatory properties: Chaga can slow aging by reducing oxidative stress and inflammation – two hallmark processes contributing to aging.
- Improves cholesterol levels: Chaga can reduce LDL and increase HDL cholesterol levels, which is known to be beneficial for heart health.
- Anti-cancer effect: Due to its antioxidant properties, and the triterpenes and β-glucans Chaga increases the body’s ability to fight cancer.
- Other effects: Like many of the other mushrooms, Chaga improves blood glucose levels and boosts the immune system thanks to its high amount of β-glucans.
Find more about this and other mushrooms on my article The Wonderful world of Mushrooms.