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Boosting Vitamin D

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Vitamin D is essential to absorb calcium and promote bone growth. Insufficient Vitamin D could lead to breast cancer, heart disease, depression, weight gains and other negative health impacts. Ultimately the best source of Vitamin D is sunlight. However, in the midst of summer here in Australia, we need to be careful of going underneath the sun for prolonged hours. Experts advise to go underneath the sun for 10 to 20 minutes between 11 am to 4 pm.

These food are also rich in Vitamin D which can help you to make up for your daily Vitamin D intake:

Fatty Fish. Salmon, tuna and herring are good sources of Vitamin D. These fish are rich in good fats which help to absorb fat-soluble Vitamin D.

Fortified Foods. Vitamin D is often added to food such as milk, bread and cereal. Since I am gluten free, I will check the nutrient labels to make sure if Vitamin D has been added to it or not.

Eggs. Egg yolk contains 7% of the Vitamin D that you need. It also contains fats to help absorb Vitamin D.

Supplement. If you are constantly on the go, grab a bottle of Vitamin D3 supplement from your local chemist.

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