Forget getting out into the sun to replenish your vitamin D reserves- think mushrooms!. Why mushrooms? Well, this is what is going to be your best source of Vitamin D soon. In order to give mushrooms a vitamin D boost, researchers exposed them to quick pulses of ultraviolet light. And voila! In less than a second, a mushroom with effectively no vitamin D had plenty of it! "The exciting thing I think is how rapidly we can take a mushroom that has no vitamin D in it whatsoever, and in less than one second we can increase the vitamin D content to over 100 percent (of the recommended daily allowance)," Michael Kalaras, scholar at Penn State University in Pennsylvania, was quoted as saying in Toronto Star. Quick pulses of ultraviolet light flash over the mushroom's surface set off a chemical process that converts a compound similar to cholesterol inside the mushrooms into vitamin D. One serving of mushrooms has a day's worth of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin D, which is 600 IUs (or 15 micrograms) per day. Researchers suggest that smaller amounts of mushrooms may be all you need if you have other sources of vitamin D in your diet. The human body needs vitamin D to maintain bone health and helps regulate the immune system.Source: IANS << British Woman Becomes First Person to Cycle to the South Po... Print Your 'edible' Face Using the 3D Chocolate Printer >> Recommended Reading Positive Effect of Mushrooms on Body Weight Substituting white button mushrooms for red meat was found to enhance and maintain weight loss, say researchers. READ MORE Poisonous Mushrooms Turn Fatal for a 57-year-old Soup made from dangerous death cap mushrooms turned fatal for 57 year old. READ MORE Eating Mushrooms can Increase Vitamin D Level, Says Scientist Three or four button mushrooms are sufficient to make vitamin D for the average person's estimated daily needs, says Australian scientist. READ MORE Are Mushrooms Good or Bad? Mushrooms are true wonder foods with numerous health benefits. But be warned there are poisonous mushrooms too. Mushrooms are world’s greatest untapped resources of nutrition. READ MORE Calcium and Vitamin Supplements Calcium and vitamin supplements are taken to provide the body with the ''required'' nutrients. Calcium is a mineral found in many foods. Vitamins are very important nutrients for the body. READ MORE Dandy Walker Syndrome Dandy-Walker syndrome is a brain malformation with symptoms of increased intracranial pressure like vomiting, convulsive seizures, unsteadiness and lack of muscle coordination. READ MORE Rickets Encyclopedia section of medindia explains in brief about Rickets READ MORE Vitamin B-12 Vitamin B-12 is also known as cobalamine or cyanocobalamine, owing to the presence of the metal, cobalt. Cyanocobalamine is used in most supplements because it is readily converted to active forms of vitamin B-12 in the body. READ MORE Vitamin B6 Vitamins play an equally important part in the synthesis of neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters in the brain also help maintain good mood while keeping one''s mental faculties sharp READ MORE Vitamin B9 Vital info about vitamin B9, its molecular structure, dietary sources, beneficial aspects, symptoms of deficiency and toxicity, supplementation tips and related research news are discussed in detail READ MORE Vitamin C / Ascorbic acid Vital info about vitamin C, its molecular structure, dietary sources, beneficial aspects, symptoms of deficiency and toxicity, supplementation tips and related research news are discussed in detail READ MORE Vitamin Supplements Easy to understand info & tips with diagrams about vitamin supplements like vitamin C, B6, B9 & B12. Latest research news on each vitamin's benefits and drawbacks for better consumer understanding. READ MORE Vitamin-F Essential fatty acids - omega 3 and omega 6 are sometimes referred to as Vitamin F. The body is not capable of manufacturing essential fatty acids and so they have to be derived only from food. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Sanatogen Find a Hospital Indian Medical Journals More News on: Calcium and Vitamin SupplementsRicketsVitamin SupplementsVitamin C / Ascorbic acidVitamin B6Vitamin B9Vitamin B-12Vitamin-FDandy Walker SyndromeAre Mushrooms Good or Bad?