Do you experience regular fatigue, muscle pain, hair loss or poor skin health? A lack of Vitamin D may be the cause of your frustration. Vitamin D is essential in the absorption of calcium in your body which would not only promote bone growth and prevent diseases, but in turn improves hair and skin condition, immunity, and can even affect your mood.
Vitamin D deficiency is more common than you might expect. Even people living in sunny climates might be at risk, likely because people are staying indoors more, or using sunscreens to reduce skin cancer risk. Vitamin D is required for the regulation of the minerals calcium and phosphorus found in the body and plays an important role in maintaining proper bone structure.
We know the sun to be a significant source of Vitamin D, but the high UV index of the sun from Singapore may pose a greater threat to skin health. Thankfully, there are alternate ways to increase Vitamin D intake through your diet and supplements.
Here are the top healthy foods to increase Vitamin D intake:
Fatty fish and seafood – Salmon is nutrient dense and rich in Vitamin D. Other fish include herring, sardines, canned tuna, oysters and prawns
Mushrooms – Mushrooms are the only plant source of Vitamin D
Foods fortified with Vitamin D – Some foods have Vitamin D nutrients added to the product, including dairy products like cow’s milk, plant-based milk and tofu, along with others such as orange juice and cereal
Supplements – Vitamin D intake can also be increased through supplements, such as cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3 supplements) 1,000 – 2,000IU daily, or 25,000IU 2 weekly. Please speak to us about our Vitamin D supplements.Leave a reply →