Vitamin D: The Lifesaving Vitamin

By Refadoc, Posted on : Saturday, 29 November 2014 - 7:07 pm IST

Vitamin D: The Lifesaving Vitamin

Low levels of Vitamin D in the body have long been associated with diseases such as osteoporosis, diabetes, hypertension and even cancer. However, this gets worse. A new research has suggested that adults who are not able to get the required amount of Vitamin D are 26% more likely to die. The impact of the ‘sunshine vitamin’ on health is tremendous. Besides going in for the major sources such as fortified milk, here are a few other ways through which you can get your dose of the required vitamin:

  • Getting a little more sun: Since sun is a natural and free source of the vitamin, try going out for 20-30 minutes every morning or evening in order to get your dose of the vitamin for several days a week. However, while you are at it, do not forget to apply some sunscreen.
  • Eating the Vitamin D: Fatty fishes such as Salmon, Mackerel and Tuna, egg yolks, shrimps and liver are rich sources of the Vitamin. Milk and dairy products to contain the vitamin in very small amounts.
  • Taking your Dietary Supplements: Since a balanced diet and sunshine are adequate sources of the vitamin, make sure that you consult your doctor regarding the dietary supplements which are rich in the vitamin. People suffering from metabolic disorders are recommended to take in their fill of the supplements. A recent study has proved that people who take dietary supplements live longer than those who did not. 
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