Effective ways to boost your Vitamin D levels.
Low Vitamin D intake is considered a major public health concern across the globe. In fact, Vitamin D deficiency is estimated to affect 13% of the world’s population. Considering that Vitamin D is easily produced by the body when in contact in sunlight, then no one ought to be deficient right?
But with more and more young people spending time indoors, are you thinking what I am thinking? That this estimate is going to spike, soon.
Yep, you bet.
And our older folks can lecture for as long as they want, they still can not get us to leave the house. We are going to declare war! Homebodies are you with me??? Say yeah, yeah!
Judging by the post-covid trend. More and more young women will find ways to manage their daily activities from home and forget that Vitamin D deficiency, is a thing.
So which is it going to be; stay home and be Vitamin D deficient or stay home and be fully fortified?
Here’s how you can make sure your body is getting all the Vitamin D it needs:
Effective ways to boost your Vitamin D levels
Soak in the sun
Vitamin D is a sunshine vitamin, and the more you soak in the sun, the more Vitamin D your body enjoys. Since you are not going out most of the time, then the next best thing is to incorporate it into your morning routine. You could set a reminder to take a walk outside when the sun is out. Stretch your legs, take a look around, smile at the neighbours for a few minutes before darting back inside.
That’s because darker skin has more melanin; a compound that can inhibit vitamin D production. Now you know.
Now that you know you need vitamin D, you can as well be intentional about your food choices. Feel free to munch away, but could you please pay attention to foods rich in the nutrient, such as:
- cow’s milk
- plant-based milk alternatives like soy, almond
- orange juice
- ready-to-eat cereals
- certain types of yoghurt
Cod liver oil is an excellent source of Vitamin D. If you don’t like fish, take cod liver oil.
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