Vitamin D Deficiency

Recent research has found that about sixty percent of the population are deficient in vitamin D. Vitamin D is important for the absorption of calcium and so is needed for strong bones. It is also important for healthy muscles and eyes. Normally, our body takes in Vitamin D in the form of sunlight through the skin. But if you spend a lot of time indoors or live in the Northern hemisphere, your exposure to the sun may be limited.

Deficiency Symptoms

 

Food & Vitamin D

The only way to know for sure is to get your blood tested for vitamin D level and you can do that by asking your doctor. The main source of vitamin D is sunlight, but it’s not impossible to get more in your diet. This video tells you about 5 foods you can eat to get this essential nutrient.