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mushrooms and superfoods for summer vitality. a side-by-side set of photos including chaga, cordyceps, pine pollen, maca and yerba mate.

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Mushrooms & Superfoods for Summer Vitality

Summer is finally here! We can’t wait to head into the great outdoors and take advantage of what nature has to offer. From swimming to hiking, and everything in between, we can fuel these adventures with mushrooms and superfoods. Rich in nutrients and polysaccharides, these plant-based foods provide an energy boost while deeply nourishing our bodies.  

Read on to learn about some of our favourite mushrooms and superfoods for summer vitality.

 

Mushrooms for Summer Vitality 

Chaga 

Also known as “The King of Mushrooms,” Chaga has a wide variety of active compounds that support the body. Considered one of the most healthful foods on the planet, Chaga boasts an impressive nutritional profile containing over 200+ phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals. Many cultures rely on Chaga as food and medicine to help combat free-radicals and inflammation. This mushroom is packed with antioxidants that revitalize and energize our body. 

Cordyceps 

Cordyceps was first discovered in the Himalayas over 1,300 years ago. Folklore shows that herders noticed their animals grew stronger after grazing on wild Cordyceps. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Cordyceps is recommended for those who wish to increase their energy, endurance and resilience to stress. Known for its ability to increase oxygen uptake, Cordyceps is an ideal functional mushroom to support athletic performance and stamina.  

 

Superfoods for Summer Vitality 

Pine Pollen 

In TCM, Pine Pollen is believed to increase life force or vital essence. This nutritious pollen contains over 200 bioactive nutrients, including vitamins, minerals and all 8 essential amino acids. This makes Pine Pollen a nutrient-dense powerhouse and complete protein. 

Maca 

This superfood has been used for thousands of years for its high nutrient content and energizing effect. Maca is traditionally used by the Indigenous people of the Andes to treat fatigue, strengthen adrenal glands and build resilience to stress. 

Yerba Mate 

Nicknamed “The Drink of the Gods,” Yerba Mate is a great coffee substitute. It contains about 84mg of caffeine per cup, compared to 95mg in a standard cup of coffee. It is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, giving you an energy boost without the jitters. 

 

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