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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

Giving your body a boost The Spokesman-Review offers immunity-boosting tips for the winter months. Mushrooms are noted as a food that maintains the immune system, as are pomegranate kernels, kale, garlic, ginger and onions. Get your immunity boost by adding versatile mushrooms to hearty soups and stir-fries!

Illness Fighting Foods This “Today Show” segment features Fitness magazine’s executive editor, Pam O’Brien, to discuss foods that can cure and prevent an array of illnesses:

  • Fend off colds and boost immunity with mushrooms, salmon, yogurt and sunflower seeds
  • Stop stress with curry, milk, shrimp, red sweet peppers and pistachios
  • Eliminate headaches with snapper, quinoa, black beans and cayenne pepper
  • Soothe stomach pain with ginger, peppermint oil, yogurt, fennel and fiber

Healthy ways to beat the blues Kick the post-holiday blues with a diet full of nutrients. It is recommended to eat smart carbs (like whole grains) and vitamin-D rich foods (like mushrooms) to calm nerves. Both carbohydrates and vitamin D help to boost moods and reduce anxiety because they aid in raising levels of serotonin in the brain. The Times-Gazette also suggests eating foods that are high in protein to boost alertness. Protein-rich foods contain the amino acid tyrosine that boosts levels of dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain, making it easier to concentrate.