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Weekly Links: Mushroom News from Around the Web

Belly-Flattening Foods Mushrooms are the only natural source of vitamin D in the produce aisle. Studies show that vitamin D deficiency actually could hinder weight loss, and provoke obesity and abdominal fat. Swap mushrooms for meat to get your vitamin D, and to cut calories! Also, mushrooms have ergothioneine, a powerful antioxidant with anti-tumor growth properties.

Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup Self magazine recommends this recipe for cold winter days to help boost your energy. Mushrooms are chocked full of B vitamins, which your body uses to convert food into energy.

Foods That Make You Feel Good Eat nutrient-rich, D-filled mushrooms to boost your mood this winter!  Vitamin D actually improves your cell membranes’ receptiveness to serotonin, a neurotransmitter essential for mood, appetite and other important regulatory functions.

Tasty Fungi: Creamy Mushroom Bisque Recipe Mushrooms are meaty and rich in flavor, and can be deliciously dynamic when different varieties are combined, as they are in this wonderful bisque. Mushrooms are low in calories yet still dense in nutrients, adding protein and fiber to every serving.

Mushrooms provide vitamin D during winter Nutrition expert and author, Keri Glassman, thrives on finding superfoods like mushrooms that carry extended benefits for health and happiness. “Eating the right foods does more than just make you healthier – they can help you feel better and look great too,” says Glassman. “Overcome sunless winter days by incorporating foods with natural vitamin D and high antioxidants into your diet – mushrooms are the only fruit or vegetable with vitamin D.”

Weekly Links: Mushroom News from Around the Web

Mushrooms: The Flavor of the Dark The New York Times touts mushrooms as the “most versatile of ingredients,” highlighting their meaty texture and deep flavor. The nutritional bang for your buck that you gain from adding mushrooms to your favorite dishes is also noted. One serving of raw white button mushrooms only adds a mere 18 calories to your meal, but tons of nutrients! Did you know mushrooms are chocked full of B vitamins, which help to break down proteins, fats and carbs to get you energized?

Vitamin D: It does a body better than we thought We’ve all known that vitamin D is great for bone health, but more and more new scientific research suggests links between low vitamin D levels and many chronic illnesses. On the flip side, increasing the amount of vitamin D in your diet (by eating D-rich foods like mushrooms!) can possibly decrease your risk for certain cancers, help you lose weight and boost your immune system.

Fungus or Feast? Make Room for Mushrooms Need a last-minute recipe idea to spice up your holiday menu? Why don’t you give one of these five unique mushroom recipes a shot, per recommendation from The New York Times!