Eat Shiitake Mushrooms in Spring
It’s a good idea to add shiitake mushrooms to your diet at the onset of Spring because of their detoxifying qualities.
Like dandelion root tea, shiitake mushrooms are excellent for detoxifying the Liver.
The Liver is the organ in your digestive system primarily responsible for filtering out toxins that find their way into your body. Unfortunately, too many toxins are finding their way into our lives and affecting our health.
So the shiitake mushroom is truly a ‘healthy’ food based on its Liver detoxifying capability.
Dandelion root tea and Stinging Nettle Soup are excellent Spring tonics that support Liver health.
Based on the theory of Five Element eating, all mushrooms are BITTER, which is the taste of food that primarily supports the health of the Heart.
Additionally, shiitake mushrooms balance Liver energy throughout the year, making them particularly beneficial in Spring as the Liver energy becomes dominant in the energy cycle of the seasons.