Mushrooms have a long history of being beneficial to the human body. For example, the mushroom fungus Penicillium was first used in 1928 to develop the antibiotic penicillin, which revolutionized medicine. A new study has found that mushrooms may even be the key to reducing the nation’s growing dementia rates, according to the Journal of Medicinal Food. Eleven different types of mushrooms were all found to boost gray matter in the brain, meaning mushrooms may have a preventative effect regarding dementia. Moreover, mushrooms are affordable, widely available and do not have any side effects unlike other preventative measures. To read more, click here.