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Benefits of Sunshine Vitamin

Did you know that vitamin D is called the sunshine vitamin.

Did you know that lack of vitamin D in adults can cause muscle pain, bone pain, tingly sensation in hands or feet, and muscle weakness?

Did you know that people with darker skin need to spend more time in the sun to produce vitamin D than those with lighter skin?

Did you know that the closer you live to the equator, the more vitamin D you will be able to produce year-round because of your physical proximity to the sun’s rays?

So many people are deficient and don’t know!!

Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorus, which are important to bone health. When a person doesn’t have sufficient vitamin D, they cannot absorb dietary calcium well.

Other benefits of vitamin D:

  • Stimulates antioxidant defences to fight harmful free radicals.
  • Helps prevent premature aging.
  • Decreases the risk of heart disease.
  • Promotes collagen production, which gives shape and strength to skin cells.
  • Helps to reduce anxiety and depression.
  • Supports weight loss.
  • Reduces cancer risk.

Vitamin D-Rich Foods:

• Fatty Fish and seafoods: Salmon, Mackerel, Sardines,  Herring, Oysters, Tuna and Shrimps.
• Cod-liver oil

• Egg Yolks

Fortified Foods: Some cereals and Orange juice.

• Beef liver

• Mushroom

Remember, getting a balance of these nutrients is important. In addition, spending time in the sun is a natural way for the body to produce vitamin D, however be mindful of sun exposure and use appropriate protection. Research shows that exposure to the sun for a 10-15minutes, 2-3 times a week is adequate for the body to synthesis vitamin D.

If you suspect that you have a vitamin D deficiency, talk to your doctor.

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