The Key to Vitamin D

March 15, 2013

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Over the years Vitamin D has not been one of the most commonly
talked about vitamins. Despite not being a frequent topic of discussion among
the general public, Vitamin D plays a critical role in health. According to the
University of Maryland Medical Center, Vitamin D has many health benefits. One
of the main roles Vitamin D plays is aiding in calcium absorption and bone
health. Without adequate Vitamin D a person runs the risk of developing weak
and misshapen bones or even Osteoporosis. In addition to bone health it is
thought that Vitamin D has the potential to reduce the risk of Cancer,
Diabetes, Heart Disease, Hypertension and other medical conditions. To put it
simply, Vitamin D plays an important role in many areas of health!                       

Although the body can create Vitamin D many people do not get
enough. When a person spends time in the sun their body is able to create
Vitamin D. Between working indoors and living in cold climates where they don’t
spend much time outside, many people don’t create enough Vitamin D on their
own. Luckily there are other sources! A few of the best sources of Vitamin D
include Eggs (make sure to eat them whole since the Vitamin D is found in the
yolk!), tuna, salmon and fortified milks and juices. If none of those foods are
appealing, Vitamin D supplements are also available.

During the winter months spent inside it’s tough for the body to
create all of the Vitamin D you need, so take the time to choose foods to fuel
your body and provide you the vitamins you need! To learn more about Vitamin
D’s role in health, read more visit the University
of Maryland Medical Center website.

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Vitamin D is on the top of my list when it comes to vitamins! I actually take it as a supplement because I know how important it is and am definitely lacking in sunshine throughout the winter in New England! Thanks for listing some great food ideas as well!

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