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July 07, 2020 - Well And Good

This Plant-Based Food Is Surprisingly High in Vitamin D—Here Are 5 Ways To Use It

This Plant-Based Food Is Surprisingly High in Vitamin D—Here Are 5 Ways To Use It
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The “sunshine vitamin” has a reputation for entering your body through both food or beverages and the time you spend outdoors. And this week on Well+Good’s series You Versus Food, host and registered dietitian Tracy Lockwood Beckerman, RD, teaches us that the vitamin D in mushrooms (yes, really!) proves just as powerful as classic milk when it comes to harnessing the mood-boosting power of the D.

Beckerman says that vitamin D has a laundry list of benefits: It promotes good bone health, may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, aids with pregnancy and menstrual complications, and even boosts your body’s immune response. Add on the fact that vitamin D also acts as a mood stabilizer, and you’re going to want to make sure you get your fill.

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