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Anti-Ageing? Bloom with a mushroom!

July 2015

 

Portabella and white button mushrooms rank with carrots, green beans, red peppers and broccoli as good sources of anti-ageing antioxidants, according to Penn State University. And as mushrooms are readily available on supermarket shelves and affordable, eating them may just be a better long term anti-ageing investment than those expensive creams!


In the 2005 study (http://bit.ly/1vlKf8W), researchers found that eating ordinary Portabella mushrooms (the big browns) or white button mushrooms regularly, could prevent cancer and cardiovascular diseases, as well as have significant anti-aging effect. N. Joy Dubost with Robert Beelman, professor of food science, identified mushrooms as an “abundant source of the anti-oxidant ergothionine”, a powerful anti-aging antioxidant. The Penn State study also showed that the anti-oxidant effect of mushrooms is due primarily to the presence of polyphenols.

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Reach 4 RecoveryPower of Pink

February 2015


The fight against breast cancer receives a boost


With just over R2m raised for Reach for Recovery over the 5 years of the mushroom industry’s Power of Pink campaign.

“The mushroom industry is very proud,” says SAMFA’s, chairperson Ross Richardson, “to announce that the 2014 campaign resulted in R445 643 being raised for Reach for Recovery. This brings the grand total, raised over the 5-year period, to R2 043928.00.

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web breastcancer2015All women are affected by breast cancer

October 2014

 

Mushrooms in pink punnets support the fight against breast cancer

In South Africa breast cancer is most prevalent amongst white and Asian women but it is also the second most common cancer among black and coloured women: http://bit.ly/1rPJwHh

 

There has in fact also been an alarming increase in the incidence of breast cancer among young black South African women, a group that was previously considered to have the lowest breast cancer risk, is reported. http://bit.ly/1k674mk . Similar reports from Europe and the United States also document the rise in early onset breast cancer among young black women.

 

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Banish the carbs, we're banting!

September 2014

 

Marvellous Mushrooms make it easy for non-meat eaters to join Prof Tim Noakes’s The Real Meal Revolution


Prof Noakes advocates eating a diet low in carbohydrates and high in fat. Mistakenly people are saying it’s a high protein diet, but he calls for only moderate amounts of protein but note, animal protein (http://bit.ly/WFqQ3o). Why animal proteins? Because, says the Prof, they’re the only readily available source of “complete” proteins.

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We're in the Pink!

Sandton – February 10, 2014

 

The Mushroom Pink Punnet campaign, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month raised R 414,473.00 for breast cancer support group Reach for Recovery (R4R) during October 2013. Over the 4 years of this initiative between the South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association (SAMFA) and Pick n Pay just over R1, 5million has been collected to sustain the work of R4R.

 

“It is with great pride and gratitude ,” said SAMFA chairperson Ross Richardson at a celebratory breakfast this morning, “that we support the community outreach work that these remarkable R4R volunteers - all breast cancer survivors – do every day of the year. And we are thrilled to announce that this 4-year old partnership between ourselves and Pick n Pay, supported by thousands of generous South Africans who purchase mushrooms in pink punnets during October, has raised a total of over R1, 5million over the period.

 

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Fungi fabulous for pregnancy

April 2013

 

What do mushroom eaters have that most of us desperately want?  A nutrient level profile that tops the health ranks! What’s more, they’re a must during pregnancy.

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