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NUS study finds that seniors who eat more mushrooms may have a lower risk of cognitive decline …


It’s common knowledge that mushrooms are packed with a nutritional punch – but did you know that this everyday food item may be able to lower the risk of cognitive decline in seniors as well?

A study by the National University of Singapore (NUS) has found that seniors who eat more than two standard portions of mushrooms – equivalent to 300g or half a plate – per week may have 50 per cent reduced odds of having mild cognitive impairment.

This could be because of the presence of a specific compound called ergothioneine found in almost all mushroom varieties, according to Dr Irwin Cheah, senior research fellow from NUS Biochemistry.

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