This year has been a tough one for most of us🥵. The Coronavirus is still spreading at rapid worldwide, and many countries have already took measures for another lockdown this winter. With many headlines news regarding the Coronavirus, vitamin D has been on the spotlight due to some reports of it reducing the risk of catching the new disease (COVID-19).
Although there is currently not enough evidence to support that taking vitamin D to prevent or treat coronavirus, it is very important for our body to maintain is good health.
Vitamin D helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body. Our bones, teeth and muscles need it to stay healthy. A deficient in vitamin D can lead to some serious health problems. For instance, a lack of vitamin D can lead to bone deformities such as rickets in children, and bone pain caused by a condition called osteomalacia in adults.
How can I supply my body with vitamin D?
The good news is that our body is capable to produce vitamin D when it is exposed to direct sunlight!!🙂
The problem is that many of us are spending more times indoors, even though the lockdown has been lifted or soften in many states is the U.S and many other countries. Less sunlight exposure means you are more likely to have vitamin D deficiency if you don’t eat certain foods or take dietary supplements.
Here are some foods with source of vitamin D
• oily fish – such salmon, sardines, herring, and mackerel
• red meat
• egg yolk
• fortified fords – such as some fat spreads and breakfast cereals