Winter’s Guide to Vitamin D

With Winter on door, it is time to ware some warm woolen cloaths but with the lack of sun have some effect on our body. Our bodies make vitamin D using energy from the sun. However, in Winter we need to get our vitamin D from food and supplements. This is because we do not get much sunshine in the winter and we use sunscreen in the summer. These both prevent our skin from absorbing vitamin D.

Vitamin D is essential for strong bones, because it helps the body use calcium from the diet. Traditionally, vitamin D deficiency has been associated with rickets, a disease in which the bone tissue doesn’t properly mineralize, leading to soft bones and skeletal deformities. But increasingly, research is revealing the importance of vitamin D in protecting against a host of health problems.

Top Foods for Vitamin D:

  • Fatty fish, like tuna, mackerel, and salmon
  • Cheese
  • Foods fortified with vitamin D, like some dairy products, orange juice, soy milk, and cereals
  • Egg yolks

Vitamin D Works with calcium to help maintain healthy bones and teeth, so it is important that you use Calcium in your food.

Top Foods for Calcium:

  • Spinach
  • Ladyfinger
  • Gree leaf vagitables
  • Soybeans
  • beans
  • fish
  • Foods that are calcium-fortified, such as some orange juice, oatmeal.