Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Posted: Apr, 7th 2015 Contributor: Feven Shiferaw,

Are you getting enough vitamin D?

Vitamin D is an amazing nutrient that protects the body from all sorts of diseases and problems; it also plays a role in keeping your bones healthy. No matter how old you are or where you live, there’s a good chance that you could be deficient in vitamin D. Being deficient in vitamin D may increase your risk for disease, like osteoporosis, heart disease, colon and breast cancer, the flu, diabetes, arthritis and more.

So how do you get your daily dose of vitamin D in your diet, well sun exposure is the best way to get vitamin D as Sunlight converts chemicals in your skin into vitamin D, So soak up some sun but not too much as too much sun can cause skin cancer. Experts suggest fifteen minutes of direct sunlight to the face, arms, back or legs three times a week is enough. Although we can find many foods in the supermarket that have been fortified with a synthetic form of vitamin D, there are only few foods that naturally contain vitamin D.

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Here are the top foods containing vitamin D naturally:

            Shitake mushroom







            Cod liver oil


So many reasons to get enough vitamin D in your diet, and here are some of the benefits –

            *Prevention of chronic disease

            *To protect your bones, teeth, and hair

            *Maintains mental health

            *Aids the immune system

            *Healthy body weight

            *Reduces chances of Alzheimer’s


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