Sunlight & Food For Vitamin D
We can get vitamin D exposing our unprotected skin to sunlight - or eating delicious food.
According to the Mayo Clinic, people who get more vitamin D and exposure to the sun have a lower risk of Multiple Sclerosis.
Vitamin D helps also the body absorb calcium from food, which allows it to build strong bones throughout life. Getting enough vitamin D and calcium can help prevent osteoporosis and bone fractures and prevent falls in older adults. Children especially need vitamin D to build strong bones as they grow.
Research has found that vitamin D deficiency as a risk factor for cardiovascular issues such as heart attacks, congestive heart failure, strokes, and other conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes.?Some research suggests that vitamin D deficiencies have been linked to several cancers including breast and bowel. Some early studies suggest that people who have dementia also have lower levels of vitamin D.
The Skin Cancer Foundation suggests 10 to 15 minutes of unprotected sun exposure two to three times a week. As for food, get lots of fatty fish like salmon, herring or sardines. Even canned tuna will do the trick. Egg yolks are rich in vitamin D, but for a vegan choice you can still opt for mushrooms, orange juice, fortified soy and almond milk and oatmeal.