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January 17, 2021 - AWAKEN

The Power Of Mushrooms: Nutrition, Benefits, & Risks Of Edible Mushrooms

The Power Of Mushrooms: Nutrition, Benefits, & Risks Of Edible Mushrooms
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Mushrooms have been eaten and used medicinally for thousands of years, all around the world…

Ancient Egyptians considered mushrooms to be plants of immortality and recognized them as a gift from the god Osiris. They valued mushrooms so highly, only the royals were allowed to consume them; commoners were forbidden to touch, much less eat them.

Based on the details of ancient rock paintings, some historians think that the use of magic mushrooms was alive and well in 9,000 BC among indigenous populations of North Africa. (I don’t know where those cave artists found tie-dye paint, but you can’t argue with science!) Furthermore, statues and art thought to represent mushrooms have been found in Mayan and Aztec ruins in Central America, establishing their ceremonial importance in the Americas over many thousands of years.

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