It's that time of year when you just want to curl up with a nice warm cup of cocoa -- nd decide whether you want it with milk, marshmallows or mushrooms?

Reishi mushroom hot cocoa is one of the big trends for 2017. Grown in Japan and China, Reishi's are said to be the mushroom of immortality.

Ganoderma Lucidum Mushroom on wood

Reishi mushrooms contain polysaccharides that researchers and natural healers believe are responsible for many health benefits including stimulating the immune system, lowering cholesterol and fighting cancer and heart disease. It’s also said the mushroom can lower stress.

Doctors wrote in the 2011 Journal of Clinical Oncology, they tumors in three liver cancer patients shrank when they regularly consumed Reishi mushrooms.

For more information about Reishi mushrooms and their health benefits, check this out.

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