Why Should You Pay Attention to Your Vitamin D Levels?By Ria Kapoor - 8 December 2017
With winters approaching, you might have been hearing a lot about how vitamin D levels rise and fall, all through the winters. Doctors often talk about how lack of sun can really wreak havoc with your body. But have you ever wondered why there is a need to pay so much attention to this particular nutrient? And what is so special about it? Well, let us find out:
Vitamin D, also called the sunshine vitamin often comes from sun. So, if you’re someone who doesn’t like to move from your bed and your room is your ultimate comfort zone, you need to pay attention to it. The lesser your skin is exposed to vitamin D, the more you grow efficient. It sucks but that’s how it works.
Also vitamin D, just like any other vitamin that your body needs, is present in miniscule amounts in many foods but it is impossible to include them in your diet. For example, eating about 35 eggs in a week isn’t quite feasible.
Vit D also gives the ultimate boost to your immune system. Your body produces vitamin D to fight off any pathogens that might be present in your body. Therefore, naturally, when your body is low on vitamin D, you are at a higher risk of catching more infections that you usually do.
If you’re a woman, you would probably understand that we are at a high risk of osteoporosis, especially if you’re above 40 and are about to hit menopause. Vitamin D helps reduces your risk for having weak bones and muscles. Another shot at why you should give your vitamin D levels more attention that you already are.
Fifth, if you’re concerned about your body shape and weight loss, vitamin D levels could help you greatly. Therefore, in order to keep your body and weight in check, you need to keep checking and taking control of your vitamin D levels.
Isn’t it surprising how we never really pay enough attention to something that we consider very small and how it turns out to be something very important for our bodies? Well, one good thing is that now we at least know what to look out for when taking care of our bodies. Good luck with vitamin D y’all!