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How to Increase Your Intake of the “Sunshine Vitamin” During the Winter

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, January 26, 2023 10:58 am

RENO, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe) – It’s freezing outdoors, and many of us choose to remain inside to keep warm. Unfortunately, this can have a negative impact on our health and well-being. Many people are deficient in vitamin D now that winter has arrived.

A deficiency of vitamin D might have a negative influence on our health. According to registered dietitians, many people are vitamin D deficient this time of year. A simple blood test might confirm your suspicions.

However, weariness, bone discomfort, muscular weakness, and mood changes are some warning indications of a deficiency.

Certain foods might help you obtain enough of the “sunshine vitamin” during winter. Salmon, tuna, mackerel, and sardines are all wonderful sources of healthy fats. Avoiding vitamin deficiency can also be accomplished by include mushrooms, egg yolks, and vitamin D-fortified milk in your diet.

Dietitians outline the recommended practices for using vitamin D supplements if you decide to take one.

According to Beth Czerwony, a licensed dietician at the Cleveland Clinic,

“I always recommend eating it with your heaviest meal because it is a fat-soluble vitamin. It’ll increase your absorption better with some sort of fat, and so typically people take it in the morning because it’s kind of – we usually end up taking our vitamins in the morning. But a lot of times, our breakfasts aren’t very heavy – they’re pretty light. So, I always recommend doing it at your evening meal if that’s your biggest meal, and you’ll end up seeing the numbers increase a little bit faster,” Czerwony said.

Vitamin D can also aid maintain bone strength and improve mood. People are recommended to consult their doctor to determine whether a vitamin D supplement is required.

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