Vitamin D to the Rescue

d1121Vitamin D is an essential immune booster so it is a must for Winter immunity.

Low levels of vitamin D have been found to lead to upper respiratory tract infections, weight gain, depression, high blood pressure, diabetes, hypothyroidism, arthritis, and cancer.

Where to find Vitamin D during those winter months:

  • Fatty Fish – salmon, trout, mackerel, tuna, and eel
  • Dairy products
  • Supplement – Cod Liver Oil
  • Fortified Cereals *
  • Oysters
  • Caviar (Black and Red)
  • Fortified Soy Products (Tofu and Soy Milk) *
  • Mushrooms
  • Fortified orange juice *
  • Beef liver
  • Ultraviolet lamps and bulbs

  • Egg yolks

When the sun does decides to shine, go out and catch some rays as the sun is a primary source of vitamin D which is produced when the body is exposed to ultraviolet B (UVB) rays from the sun. The production of vitamin D is most prevalent when sun exposure is at its highest, between 10 AM – 3 PM.

* Food fortification is the process of adding micronutrients (essential trace elements and vitamins)


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