How to avoid vitamin D deficiency in winter?

Your gut microorganisms will be healthier, and you'll be more resistant to infection and inflammation all year long if you consume extra vitamin D during the winter.

Having enough vitamin D in your system lowers your risk of bone loss and fractures while maintaining the health of your bones.
Having enough vitamin D in your system lowers your risk of bone loss and fractures while maintaining the health of your bones.

By – Vikas Chawla, Ayurveda Expert, Vedas Cure

Vitamin D is an important requisite for healthy living. The chances of suffering from a deficiency of Vitamin D increase during winter, and it becomes more important to ensure that you meet the basic requirements of the nutrient. Sunlight is a rich source of Vitamin D, but its scarcity during winter is the primary reason for the deficiency that can be healed with alternative sources of energy. In order to keep the gastrointestinal system healthy, vitamin D is crucial. Increased vitamin D levels decrease both human and animal susceptibility to inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, and lung and gut infections. Your gut microorganisms will be healthier, and you’ll be more resistant to infection and inflammation all year long if you consume extra vitamin D during the winter.

Here are a few tips to avoid Vitamin D deficiency during winter by including the following things in your diet:

• Fish- fatty fish like salmon, sardines and tuna are a rich source of nutrients.

• Dairy Products- Milk, yoghurt and other dairy products are a rich source of Vitamin D for those who do not eat non vegetarian.

• Oats- Oats with milk and almonds can help you meat your basic requirements of the nutrient on a regular basis.

• Fruits- orange is the best source of Vitamin D as it grows in sunlight. This is why it is advised to have orange juice in breakfast to stay healthy and energetic throughout the day.

• Egg- egg yolk is said to be highly beneficial to treat deficiency of Vitamin D, especially when included in breakfast.

• Soybean, tofu, mushroom, and breakfast cereals are equally beneficial in meeting the needs of Vitamin D levels in body.

Having enough vitamin D in your system lowers your risk of bone loss and fractures while maintaining the health of your bones. As we get older, this is especially true. In addition, vitamin D promotes healthy bones, teeth, muscles, cognitive development, a robust immune system, and may even prevent cancer.

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