Summer sun = that all important Vitamin D

Summer sun = that all important Vitamin D

Thursday 19th April 2018

With the sunshine finally making an appearance, and summer just around the corner, it’s time to talk Vitamin D.

Your body receives Vitamin D naturally from daylight and certain foods. It’s important because it maintains your immune system and regulates calcium and phosphorous levels in your blood to promote healthy bones. There are also studies to suggest it helps with skin issues such as eczema and psoriasis.

When your skin is exposed to natural sunlight, your body makes calcidiol. In sunnier months (while few and far between in the UK) your body will produce excess calcidiol, but have no fear it won’t go to waste, your body being the efficient machine it is, will store it for those slightly greyer days.

Getting enough daylight can be a challenge for some, which is why topping your levels up through diet, and for some with a supplement, is popular.

Some foods for thought, which are rich in vitamin D include:

Cheese

Egg yolks

Tuna

Salmon

Milk

Oatmeal