The Power of Positive ”D” from Kim Mellekas RN, BSN
During this unprecedented time of self quarantining, we may not have realized something that is missing in our daily lives as we stay indoors…it is Sunlight!
Vitamin D is a very powerful hormone that is synthesized and converted in our bodies when we have daily exposure to direct sunlight. It is also known as the sunshine vitamin! The sun is our biggest source of intake, but what does Vitamin D do for us, anyway?
- Strengthens bones by allowing calcium absorption
- Helps our immune system to fight off diseases
- Regulates mood and helps depression
Try these tips to ensure that you are getting your daily D:
Spend some time outside each day when weather permits; add some physical activity while you’re at it!
Choose whole foods from all the food groups that contain Vitamin D