Vitamin D – Why You Need it, and How to Get it

Last year when I was doing my yearly physical my doctor discovered something shocking. I have a vitamin d deficiency. So when I read 28 days and counting post on getting your daily dose of vitamin d I thought I would reblog it for you guys.

Hope this helps shine some light on how to incorporate it in your diet.

28 and Counting...

Vitamin D is important to overall health and immunity and many of us are not getting enough. Sunlight is a source of vitamin D, but I feel it’s important to practice safe sun, especially if you are pale like me! As such, I get my vitamin D quota from supplements and food. Why should you monitor your vitamin D intake? The Dietitians of Canada tell us that vitamin D:

  • Is fat-soluble, which means that your body can store extra amounts of it
  • Helps our bodies absorb and use calcium and phosphorous for strong bones and teeth, which can help to prevent osteoporosis
  • Can protect against infections by keeping immune systems healthy
  • May help reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and certain types of cancer

market-897990_640 (2)Here are some foods that you can eat (and supplements that you can take) that are good sources of vitamin…

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