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Mushrooms – a good source of vitamin D

Eating mushrooms can provide you large amounts of vitamin D. For this purpose, they should be placed somewhere sunny for half an hour before consumption.

Similar to the human skin , mushrooms synthesize vitamin D under the influence of ultraviolet light , even after cutting them from the root.

In a study 30 people are divided into two groups. For 12 weeks the first group of volunteers from took supplemental vitamin D, and the second took sun-exposed mushrooms in powder form .

The results indicate that both groups significantly increased their levels of vitamin D.  Fungi unlike additives have similar positive effects on the organism.

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Researchers found that mushrooms absorbing sunlight contain vitamin D2, which also has a positive effect on the improvement and maintenance of normal levels of vitamin D. D2 is not produced in the dorsal and the diet of vegetables and mushrooms.

According to experts, the heat treatment of fungus does not harm the vitamin, it is even possible that it improve its absorption by the body.

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