A good dose of sunshine could prevent the risk of cancer by a fifth according to a new study.
Adults with higher levels of vitamin D in there system were found to have 20 percent lower chance of having cancer.
Although the vitamin is found in some foods, oily fish, eggs , fortified cereals and now enhanced mushrooms, the main source of the vitamin is from sunshine.
However it does no harm for the new vitamin D enhanced mushrooms that are on sale in supermarkets to be associated with this message of health. Vitamin D is also known to protect against bone and muscle disease, and has been associated with lower risk of some chronic illnesses.
As expert Martin Hewison, professor of molecular endocrinology at the University of Birmingham said:
“I think most people in the field agree that if you want to have a large-scale improvement in people’s vitamin D levels then it can only really be done through fortified foods.”