Lower Inflammation with Mushrooms

Shared by Dr. Erik Waldeland

Lower Inflammation with Mushrooms

Mushrooms are not just a delicious addition to meals, but they also offer a variety of health benefits. According to the attached research study, mushrooms have antibacterial properties, making them effective in fighting off harmful bacteria in the body. Additionally, mushrooms are known to enhance the immune system and lower cholesterol levels. The study highlights that “mushrooms have been used traditionally not only as food but also for treatment of various ailments.” Another quote from the research states that “mushrooms have been demonstrated to have immunomodulating and anti-inflammatory properties.”

Incorporating mushrooms into your diet can help reduce overall inflammation and promote healing from within. A simple and delicious way to introduce mushrooms into your meals is by trying out a recipe like creamy spinach-stuffed mushrooms. This recipe combines the health benefits of both mushrooms and spinach, creating a nutritious and flavorful dish that can be enjoyed as a snack or meal. By making conscious choices in your diet, such as including mushrooms, you can support your body’s natural healing processes and promote overall well-being.

Our mission in our St. Louis Park clinic is to provide resources and knowledge for our patients to incorporate healthy lifestyle choices into their daily routine to help the body heal more efficiently and become overall a healthier person.  Pain can come from many different aspects of life, but it almost always comes down to how well you’re eating, moving, and managing your stress.

Ingredients
  • 20 medium sized mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup breadcrumb
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
Instructions

Preheat oven to 375˚F (190˚C).

Remove the stems from the mushrooms. Place the top half on a baking sheet.

Mince the stems.

Melt the butter in a pan and add the minced stems and minced garlic. Stir and cook for 2 minutes.

Add the spinach, cook until it wilts.

Add the cream cheese, salt, and pepper. Stir until the cream cheese is melted and everything is well-combined.

Take a spoonful of the spinach mixture and fill each mushroom top.

Mix bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese in a bowl and sprinkle the mixture on top of the dip stuffed mushrooms.

Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Enjoy!

Resources

Valverde ME, Hernández-Pérez T, Paredes-López O. Edible mushrooms: improving human health and promoting quality life. Int J Microbiol. 2015;2015:376387. doi: 10.1155/2015/376387. Epub 2015 Jan 20. PMID: 25685150; PMCID: PMC4320875.

tasty.co/recipe/creamy-spinach-stuffed-mushrooms

Our Message

We love to help our patients in St. Louis Park stay healthy. We are here to relieve back pain, neck pain and headaches while also teaching about how our diet and stress effects our over all health. By improving these areas of our lives we can become healthier, stay out of pain and reduce risk of diseases. Our Chiropractors located in the West End, near the corner of MN-100 S & Lake Rd./Westside Dr., want to help you stay healthy and out of pain!