Vitamin D is a vitamin that helps in regulating the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body. these nutrients are very necessary to keep teeth bones and muscles healthy.
Lackness of vitamin D often leads to bone deformities like rickets in children and bone pain in adults.
It is very important for you to take vitamin d as due to this covid pandemic you have been indoor for more than usual this year.
On average you should take 10 micrograms of vitamin D a day you keep your bones and muscles healthy.
Also, there have been a few reports mentioning that vitamin d helps in reducing the risk of coronavirus but there is no such evidence to support that vitamin d prevent or treat coronavirus.
The speaking about the good sources of vitamin D most people should be able to get all the vitamin d they need from sunlight. Our body creates vitamin D directly from sunlight when we are outdoors.
It is also found in a lot of foods.
These sources include
- Red meat
- Fortified food – food items such as fat spread and breakfast cereals.
- Oily fish – fish including sardines, salmon and herring.
Now coming towards our second important vitamin that is vitamin B12. The role of vitamin B12 is to make red blood cells and to keep our nervous system healthy. It helps in releasing energy from our food. Lack of vitamin B12 in our body can lead to vitamin B12 deficiency called anaemia.
Speaking about the good sources of vitamin B12,
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin found in many animals product foods. If you have a habit of eating a lot of meat and dairy it is very easy to get vitamin B12 in your diet. but in some people the level of vitamin B12 is high
There are a few medications that can lower vitamin B12 levels in our body,
- proton pump inhibitors (Prilosec, Prevacid)
- H2 receptor antagonists (Zantac, Pepcid)
Vegan sources of vitamin B12 include
- breakfast cereals
- cooked rice
- non-dairy milk
- vegan energy bars
- meat substitutes
- nutritional yeast
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