JEW’S EAR HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

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Name                          :           Jew’s ear

Scientific Name      :           Auricularia polytricha

HEALTH BENEFITS:

It possess an anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, cardioprotective, anti-cholesterol, antithrombotic properties which prevents from various health ailments. It is grown for both consumption and medicinal purposes. It has been used to treat various health problems for thousands of years. It can help cramp, injury pain, numbness, piles, nausea, gastric disorder etc.

Reduce arthritis

Copper possess an anti-inflammatory abilities that helps to alleviate pain and stiffness related with arthritis. It strengthens muscles, reduces joint pain and repairs the connective tissue. The people with arthritis wear copper bracelets with a belief that it could reduce the painful symptoms.

Assist metabolism

Copper is essential to take place the reactions of metabolic enzymes in the body. It is vital for the smooth functioning of metabolism which helps in the communication of nerves. Copper is also required for ATP which is one of the source of energy. The low presence of copper leads to low energy, sluggish metabolism and poor metabolic health.

Iron deficiency

Copper helps in the iron absorption from intestinal tract and release to the liver. The iron helps in the creation of red blood cells. Anemia is the cause of low level of copper and iron level. The symptoms of Anemia are muscle aches, fatigue, impaired brain function and digestive problems. Moreover,

Cardiovascular health

Vitamin B5 is essential to maintain the cholesterol level and enhance heart health. It prevents the build-up of plaque in the arteries that results in stroke or heart attack. Vitamin B5 assist in the creation of red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout the body. It also promotes the hemoglobin level in the body. Vitamin B2 is essential for the production of red blood cells and helps to transport the oxygen to the cells. The deficiency of Vitamin B2 results inability to exercise, shortness of breath and others.

Heal wounds

Vitamin B5 speeds up the healing process of cuts and wounds. It also slows down the appearance of premature aging, dark spots and wrinkles on the skin. It enhances the normal healing process by improving the multiplication of cells.

Enhance performance

Vitamin B can reduce the brain function illnesses, function loss or age-related memory. The adequate amount of Vitamin B5 prevents insomnia, depression, migraine headaches and chronic brain syndrome.

Vitamin B5 regulates the hormones that help to reduce anxiety, stress and depression. It reduces the fatigue from the body as it balances the hormones that are associated to fatigue, alertness and enhance metabolism.

The chronically stressed people have deficiency in Vitamin B5 which leads to lose the ability to react to the stress and have adrenal fatigue, trouble in exercising, sleeping, mood swings and weight loss or gain.

Antioxidant activity

It promotes an immune system by lowering the damage caused by free radicals. Selenium possesses the antioxidants such as Vitamin E that enhance the body to counteract oxidative stress and prevent the colon and prostate cancer. Selenium is essential to counteract eh oxidative degradation of cells and prevent the mutation and DNA damage which results to diseases.

Enhance immunity

Selenium enhances the immune function in the body and also counteracts the viruses that can cause HIV. In HIV patients, Selenium slows down the process of developing disease in AIDS.

Prevent migraines

Vitamin B2 is effective to treat the headaches and migraine attacks. Riboflavin has the ability to lower the frequency of migraines and reduce its symptoms as well as pains during migraine. It also shortens the duration of migraine.

Supports vision

The low presence of Vitamin B2 increases the chances of eye ailments. It prevents glaucoma, keratoconus and cataracts. The research shows that an adequate intake of Vitamin B2 reduces the chances of eye ailments. Vitamin B2 drops are used to treat eye disorders such as glaucoma.

MINERALS

Serving Size: 1 Cup, 99 g

 

Calories   25 Kcal

Calories from Fat   0.36 Kcal

PROXIMITY

AMOUNT

% DV

Water

91.66 g

N/D

Energy

25 Kcal

N/D

Energy

104 kJ

N/D

Protein

0.48 g

0.96%

Total Fat (lipid)

0.04 g

0.11%

Ash

0.15 g

N/D

Carbohydrate

6.68 g

5.14%

MINERALS

Calcium, Ca

16 mg

1.60%

Iron, Fe

0.55 mg

6.88%

Magnesium, Mg

25 mg

5.95%

Phosphorus, P

14 mg

2.00%

Potassium, K

43 mg

0.91%

Sodium, Na

9 mg

0.60%

Zinc, Zn

0.65 mg

5.91%

Copper, Cu

0.441 mg

49.00%

Manganese, Mn

0.1 mg

4.35%

Selenium, Se

11 µg

20.00%

VITAMINS

WATER SOLUBLE VITAMINS                

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)

0.08 mg

6.67%

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

0.202 mg

15.54%

Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

0.069 mg

0.43%

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid)

1.97 mg

39.40%

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

0.087 mg

6.69%

Vitamin B9 (Folate)

19 µg

4.75%

Folic Acid

0 µg

N/D

Folate, food

19 µg

N/D

Folate, DEF

19 µg

N/D*Above

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