Vitamin D deficiency affects nearly 85% of people during winter months. Recently, researchers have found mushrooms to be an excellent source of vitamin D2, as they absorb and retain the sunshine vitamin after exposure to the sun. While it won’t dramatically change your mood or contribute to stronger and healthier bones, eating more mushrooms could be a great vitamin D food supplement and just what you need to get you through winter.
Somewhere in the ballpark of 10 million Americans suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.), also commonly called winter blues. Those who experience S.A.D. are. . . well. . . sad. And you can paint the sadness on a spectrum — from mild malaise to severe depression. For those who live north of a virtual line going from DC to San Jose, winter blues is a real thing.
With the Labor Day weekend around the corner and the official end of the summer season, most of us are preparing to say their goodbyes to the sun, and promise to see each other again next year in the spring. Good bye sun bathing, warmth, tan and healthy glow... !