Vitamin D mushrooms will soon be available Australia-wide.
Vitamin D mushrooms will soon be available Australia-wide. Contributed

Conference addresses health issue

THE Life Sciences Institute scientific conference has highlighted a growing public health problem of low vitamin D levels in the Australian population and the possibility that the recently released Vitamin D mushrooms may provide part of the solution.

Nearly 30% of Australians are reportedly suffering the effects of low vitamin D levels.

The symposium was told that Vitamin D mushrooms were able to deliver the daily requirements, making them a convenient, whole food option.

Health issues caused by insufficient levels of vitamin D include high blood pressure and increased risk of some cancers.

Australian Mushroom Growers Association general manager Greg Seymour said that a single 100g serve of Vitamin D mushrooms - around three button mushrooms - provided the recommended levels of vitamin D.

 

>> To read more lifestyle stories



Gympie teen busted doing 157km/h on Bruce Hwy death stretch

Gympie teen busted doing 157km/h on Bruce Hwy death stretch

Busted: Gympie teen speeding on notorious death stretch

10 jobs going in Gympie now

10 jobs going in Gympie now

Looking for work in the Gympie region?

ALARMING: 1 in 4 pregnant women in Gympie still light up

ALARMING: 1 in 4 pregnant women in Gympie still light up

1 in 4 Gympie mums still smoke while they are pregnant

Local Partners