I need my vitamin D!
Brrr! It takes me so long to adjust to cold weather. Aside from a handful of nice fall days, we won’t be seeing much of the sun for the time being. Not only will the temperature drop as a result, but the bleak fall and winter months will also mean a shortage of vitamin D for your body.
Your body produces vitamin D through exposure to sunlight. It’s important for bone growth and for your teeth. Vitamin D also has an influence on your muscles and your immune system. What’s more, it actually promotes the production of serotonin in your body, which is a substance that improves both memory and mood. It’s no wonder then that the sun makes us so happy!
There are different ways in which you can ensure that you get sufficient vitamin D during the winter months… Eating lots of fatty fish, like salmon, mackerel and herring will help. And butter, mushrooms, fish oil and eggs also contain a reasonable amount of vitamin D.
Unfortunately, however, you won’t be able to fully compensate for the winter vitamin D shortage with a healthy diet alone. This is why it’s advisable to take a daily vitamin D supplement in the form of a pill or drops.
Alternatively, a vacation in the sun would work too! ; – )