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Hidden Sunshine
Mushrooms are probably the last place you'd think to look for vitamin D, the wonder vitamin (low levels of which, separate studies have shown, are linked to depression, chronic pain, headaches and heart disease). Vitamin D is considered a key nutrient for mental and physical well-being, and mushrooms, like humans, synthesize vitamin D when they spend time in the sun (more than you'd find even in supplements!). You can now buy mushrooms in the supermarket that have been grown in UV light. Look for varieties like these from Monterey.