Mushrooms are often cited in the press for their health advantages. Recent reports have indicated that they may lower oneís risk of cancer and premature death. New research led by Penn State College of Medicine also now suggests that mushrooms might even benefit a personís mental health.
Penn State researchers used data on diet and mental health collected from more than 24,000 U.S. adults between 2005 and 2016.
They found that people who ate mushrooms had lower odds of having depression.
According to the researchers, mushrooms contain ergothioneine, an antioxidant that may protect against cell and tissue damage in the body.
Read the full study in the Journal of Affective Disorders.