The Benefits of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is also known as the sunshine vitamin because it is produced in your skin in response to sunlight.

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Our body produces vitamin D naturally when it’s directly exposed to sunlight, or you can also get it through certain foods and supplements to ensure that you get adequate amounts of vitamin Ds in your blood.

Here are some benefits of Vitamin D, according to Healthline...

#1 Vitamin D fights disease

Research has suggested that vitamin D may also play a role in decreasing your chances of developing heart disease and it also helps in reducing your likelihood of developing the flu.

#2 It reduces depression

Not only does it help with your health physically, but it also helps you mentally.

Research has shown that vitamin D might play an important role in regulating mood and warding off depression. Scientists found that people with depression who received vitamin D supplements noticed an improvement in their symptoms.

#3 Vitamin D boosts weight loss

Well, guys, consider adding vitamin D in your diet from now on!

If you’re trying to lose weight or prevent heart disease, a study found that people taking daily calcium and vitamin D supplements were able to lose weight more than subjects taking a placebo supplement. 

They also concluded that the extra calcium and vitamin D had an appetite-suppressing effect. 

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If you’re wondering where you can get your daily dose of vitamin D naturally… you might want to try these foods:

  • Salmon

  • Sardines

  • Eggs

  • Shrimp

  • Milk (fortified)

  • Cereal (fortified)

  • Yogurt (fortified)

  • Orange juice (fortified)

Hope this helps! 

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat