Health benefits of Vitamin D01 Sep 2015, Posted by Blog Articles in
So it’s official – it has been a colder than usual Melbourne winter; the coldest in 26yrs apparently. Personally I’ll be glad to see the back of winter, as I am not a huge fan of the cold. I am a summer dude and nothing excites me more than getting out and about in the heat and sunshine – beach, barbies, daylight saving, bring it on I say!
Spring is to be enjoyed and is the season I like to take advantage of to prime my body ready for summer. It’s a great time of the year to begin getting your health and exercise regime into shape. Lighter mornings/longer days + warmer temperatures give way to laying off the snooze button and introducing more salads/raw foods into your diet, not to mention increased sunlight hours – great for increasing those vitamin D levels!
Vitamin D is so important for musculoskeletal health – even more so to help get your fitness regime off to a good start and help prevent injury. Here are some health benefits of Vitamin D:
- Aids the intestine in absorbing nutrients such as calcium and phosphorous ensuring strong bones and a strong immune system
- Prevents osteomalacia which causes weakness of the muscular system and brittle bones
- Provides calcium balance helping prevent osteoporosis or arthritis
- Regulates blood pressure, reduces stress & tension, relieves body aches and pains by reducing muscle spasms, aids in insulin secretion + helps fight depression..
Sources: milk, eggs, salmon, mackerel, mushrooms, sardines, tuna, yoghurt, cheese, beef or calf liver, cereals, grains and SUNLIGHT! I also take a supplement by BioCeuticals available from www.prahranhealthfoods.