I write, being on a high thanks to my mushrooms, says Thomasina Wolfe.
‘Yes, my brain is as zingy as any smart 20 year old. And it is all thanks to mushrooms. The evidence is not merely anecdotal.
My ability to use this four syllable word is surely incontrovertible evidence of the efficacy of mushrooming?
And for those who have not recently mushroomed I hasten to add that I use the word ‘anecdotal’ in the dictionary sense of “(of an account) not necessarily true or reliable, because based on personal accounts rather than facts or research.”
Here is the science. ‘Science Daily’ an international science publication, in an article on 23 June reported researchers from the School of Medicine, National University of Singapore have found that seniors who consume more than two standard portions of mushrooms weekly may have 50 per cent reduced odds of ever getting mild cognitive impairment .
A portion is around 150 grams of mushrooms. Mushrooms for breakfast, what a lip-lickingly delectable way to start the day – and having the brain dashing off with fantastic ideas and just as importantly, being able to remember the name of your partner. As a final attempt to indicate the efficacy of mushrooming I have composed this poem for your edification…
‘Mushrooming with a dash‘
By Thomasina Wolfe
Dashing through the brain
In a neuron open way,
O’er the blanks we go,
Laughing all the way.
Champignons on bob-tails ring,
Making spirits bright.
What fun it is to glide and sing
A brain bright song tonight!
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a gloriously brainy way!
Mushrooms all the way.