5 Ways to Boost Vitamin D – And Why You Should

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We know that a healthy, balanced diet aids weight loss. But there are plenty of other reasons to improve your eating plan. When you consume the right foods, you can prevent many diseases and even age more gracefully. And who doesn’t want to do that?

Vitamin D is one of the most important nutrients for an anti-aging, disease prevention diet. And it just so happens that many Americans are deficient in Vitamin D.

Why does this matter? Vitamin D in the diet is known to perform a number of important functions in the body, such as…

  • Aids calcium absorption
  • Promotes healthy bone growth
  • Protects against osteoporosis
  • Regulates the immune system and the neuromuscular system
  • Helps cells to maintain a healthy life cycle

And those are just the specific functions of Vitamin D in the body. Research has also linked adequate intake to lowered risk of various cancers, including breast and colon cancer. And if you’re concerned about heart disease, weight gain, or depression, you might be interested to learn that Vitamin D has been linked to lower incidence of those ailments as well. Scientists are also currently investigating the vitamin’s impact on auto-immune disorders, chronic pain, and high blood pressure.

All of that sounds promising… So, how do you boost the Vitamin D in your diet? These foods are some of the best sources, and they’re easy to add to your eating plan:

  • Fortified milk
  • Eggs
  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Maitake mushrooms

Of course, we also know that our bodies generate their own Vitamin D in response to sun exposure. Continue to spend time outdoors whenever possible, preferably getting some exercise. But if you find yourself stuck in the office during the week, remember to adjust your diet accordingly.

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