Mushroom Coffee and Its Impact on Your Health

In what is perhaps best described as frappuccino meets fungus, mushrooms are coming to a mug near you. Yep, mushroom coffee is a thing. But is this good for your health…and your taste buds? Read on to learn all about it. 

What is Mushroom Coffee?

Okay, first things first: what’s in store with this spore? Mushroom coffee, like its name indicates, is coffee blended with mushrooms. The process goes well beyond adding a mushroom to your mug along with cream and sugar; the mushroom extracts in mushroom coffee are processed in a manner that pulls out the beneficial compounds. 

Mushroom coffee tends to contain less caffeine than what you’d find in the coffee aisle of the local supermarket. This can be a good thing for those with anxiety or those sensitive to the jitters. 

Does Mushroom Coffee Taste like Mushrooms?

To many people, mushroom coffee tastes just like regular coffee. In other words, if the best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup, chances are high you’ll like mushroom coffee just fine. Whether you drink it black, add a cube (or five) of sugar, or add a dollop of cream, prepare it as you normally would and you’ll probably never know that your coffee contains fungus. 

Is Mushroom Coffee Good for You?

Coffee, on its own, has a multitude of health benefits due to the antioxidants it contains. Drinking the right amount may even reduce your risk of premature death. Mushrooms, on their own, possess the same: they’re full of fiber, protein, antioxidants, selenium, and other nutrients that improve immune function, reduce inflammation, enhance weight loss, lower blood pressure, and reduce the risks of heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer's disease. 

So, does drinking coffee mixed with mushrooms mean you’ll live forever? Well, the jury’s still out on its potential, but one could argue that combining two superfoods together certainly can’t hurt. People with preexisting conditions or concerns may want to consult with a physician for more information. 

Mushroom coffee might be the latest short-lived trend or something special brewing. Only time will tell if lion’s mane lattes are here to stay.

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