Beta-glucans are naturally occurring polysaccharides found in mushrooms. These beta-glucans have many health benefits including boosting the immune system and providing resistance to infection. They also have anti-cancer properties. Other foods that contain beta-glucans are oats and barley. So add some mushrooms (try shitake for a change!)to your stirfries, roasts, omelettes and casseroles. This is an important food to protect the body!