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There has been a lot of talk recently regarding the lack of vitamin D in our diets. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to get the vitamin D you need without putting in much effort.
First, lets talk about vitamin D and why it’s so important. Vitamin D’s major function is to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium, which helps to keep bones strong. Recent research has also stated that Vitamin D may provide protection against osteoporosis, high blood pressure, cancer, as well as autoimmune diseases such as MS. Good stuff this Vitamin D, huh?
The problem is that Vitamin D deficiency is becoming epidemic in this country. Why? Lack of sunlight. Most of us, myself included, are “sun-phobic”. We have all become so paranoid about skin cancer so we slather ourselves in spf 5000 or whatever sunscreen the second we step foot outdoors on an even remotely sunny day.