by Jonathan Benson, staff writer
(NaturalNews) For many people, the cold and often dreary days of winter can translate into seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as the "winter blues." But one way to help you and your family to avoid the winter blues and stay healthy and happy this winter is to eat plenty of mushrooms.
Though initially it may sound strange, eating mushrooms can do a lot more for your health than you might think. The vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in mushrooms will help you maintain vibrant health, keep off the excess weight, boost energy levels, and liven up the flavor of foods, not to mention help you avoid getting cancer.
Part of the "winter blues" includes extremely limited exposure to natural sunlight. Sunlight has been shown not only to make people happier, but it also triggers the human body to produce vitamin D, a necessary component of good health (http://www.naturalnews.com/vitamin_…). And mushrooms are loaded with vitamin D, being the only item in the produce aisle that contains it.
Mushrooms are also rich in selenium and ergothioneine, two antioxidants that have been shown to boost immune function and help ward off disease.… Read the rest