A The leading nutritionist has warned today (July 22) that the British could be lacking in vitamin D, despite being in the middle of summer.
A season in which the vitamin of the sun is not usually lacking, it seems that the nation lives life in the shade instead of having fun in the sun.
According to new research from mushroom growers in the UK and Ireland, an association between mushroom growers and growers, the British spend an average of two hours less outside than before the pandemic, with an average of 18 minutes less each day.
Although the blockade restrictions end this week, normalcy looks very different compared to life before the pandemic.
Travel to work will continue outside of most letters, as the survey found that 46% of the nation would continue to work from home, with only 40% devoting themselves to travel at break time. .
International travel restrictions have meant that 57% of Britons who worshiped the sun have not had a summer holiday in two years.
And while the government has announced that fully vaccinated people will not have to quarantine when traveling to countries on the amber list, 60% plan to miss out on holidays abroad this year.
With the British spending less time in the sunlight, cause for concern, nutritionist Rob Hobson says we could be facing a vitamin D bath and that the humble mushroom could be the solution this summer.
Hobson said: “While some people take advantage of the summer sun, there are still those who spend more time indoors than usual while working from home, are worried about new strains of the virus, or have needed to put it on. be quarantined or self-isolate.
“The reduced time spent outdoors limits the opportunity to extract vitamin D from the sun, but you can help increase your intake with smart mushrooms. Mushrooms produce vitamin D in the presence of the sun and are one of the few food sources of this nutrient. Only eight enriched mushrooms can supply you with your full RDA “.
“If you can’t get mushrooms enriched with vitamin D, you can take regular mushrooms and inject them with vitamin D by putting them in sunlight for about 60 minutes; this is thanks to their human-like skin that absorbs the rays.
“Due to their unique growing conditions, British and Irish mushrooms are available all year round. Try adding them raw to salads or alongside other summer vegetables to make a tasty frittata omelette or breakfast. ”