Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Food For Thought: Vitamin D

It’s official - vitamin D is the new belle of the supplement ball!

Not only are there several medical journals and articles published spewing rave reviews on the benefits but also just as many linking low levels to serious health problems.

And according to many studies, a deficiency is becoming alarmingly common.

Deficiencies were previously only associated with Rickets. However, it is now known to be linked to various forms of heart health, diabetes, depression, and severe osteoporosis.

There is also growing evidence that vitamin D may reduce the risk of some types of cancer - including breast.

Besides the sun, which Vancouver tends not to see very often, fish such as salmon, tuna and mackerel are very good sources of vitamin D. You can also stock up on supplements and vitamin D fortified foods.

Read More... and more importantly make sure you are getting enough!

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