Do you want to feel less stressed? How about have more energy? Or, have better skin? A stronger immune system? Higher quality of sleep?
Thankfully, functional mushrooms can help! In this episode of Coffee & Kettlebells, the National Educator for Four Sigmatic, Danielle Ryan Broida, shares how we can use functional mushrooms to improve the quality of our health and life. Danielle, who is also a Registered Herbalist of the American Herbalists Guild, Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Instructor of Mycology, educates us on the different types of functional mushrooms and their benefits, including reishi, shitake, lion’s mane, chaga, cordyceps and more, and how we can begin including them into our daily diet.
Benefit #1: Boosts Your Energy
Functional mushrooms are best known for their energy boosting benefits. We all live crazy, busy lives and spread ourselves way too thin. I don’t know about you, but I find myself refilling my coffee cup way too many times throughout the day to help me stay up to speed with my life. But, for some of us, drinking too much coffee makes us feel worse. In this episode of Coffee & Kettlebells, Danielle shares how we can use functional mushrooms to cut-down on the coffee we consume without compromising that boost of energy we all need.
If you are ready for the boost of energy right now, you’re going to want to try out Four Sigmatic’s ground coffee with Lion’s Mane and Chaga.
Benefit #2: Improves the quality of your skin
For most of you, I think the benefit of functional mushrooms you will be most interested in is their ability to improve our skin quality! Who doesn’t want brighter, clearer and healthier looking skin? Many of us buy countless different skincare products, believing the claims on the containers that it’s going to work miracles to improve our skin quality. Although, so many of these products contain ingredients we should actually be avoiding that are detrimental to our health. So instead of intoxicating ourselves with skincare products filled with a bunch of ingredients, Danielle talks to us about how we can use functional mushrooms to improve the quality of our skin and which ones in particular work best.
Benefit #3: Reduces Your Stress
My personal favorite benefit of functional mushrooms is it’s ability to reduce stress. Stress is unavoidable in our lives. No matter how hard we try, it’s going to be nearly impossible to rid ourselves of it completely. But, stress has such a major effect on our metabolism, hormones and overall health. We often think of mental stress, but physical stress from exercise and lack of sleep can cause the same negative effects on our health. There are functional mushrooms that can help sooth our adrenal glands, helping us reduce the impact stress has on our bodies that Danielle educates us on in this episode of Coffee & Kettlebells.
Benefit #4: Improves Your Sleep Quality
Do you always feel like you are running on empty? I do! For most of us, this is because we fail to get a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, lack of sleep slows our metabolism, increase our appetite and food cravings and prevents us from being mentally sharp. Thankfully, one of the benefits of functional mushrooms is improving our sleep quality. In this episode of Coffee & Kettlebells, Danielle shares the amazing functional mushroom that will magically improve our sleep and how we can use add it into our diet daily.
Benefit #5: Strengthens Your Immune System
From experiencing chronic stress and being deprived of sleep, we weaken our immune system. But, for us to keep up with our busy lives, having a strong immune system is so important. In this episode of Coffee & Kettlebells, Danielle discusses how functional mushrooms helps strengthen our immune system and which kinds work best for boosting our immunity.
In this episode of Coffee & Kettlebells, you’ll also learn:
- – How to include functional mushrooms into your daily diet
- – How often you should use functional mushrooms for full effectiveness
- – The proper dosage of functional mushrooms
- – The best functional mushroom for a variety of symptoms
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