Vitamin D is an essential substance for our body, because it helps us absorb calcium, a mineral that is essential in the bone formation process. Therefore, if sufficient levels of vitamin D that our body needs during childhood are not incorporated, we can suffer from pathologies such as rickets, while as adults it can suffer from osteoporosis for example.

Just as it is necessary to incorporate the necessary levels of calcium per day, vitamin D is also necessary to be able to assimilate it correctly. In addition, this vitamin is very beneficial in preventing chronic diseases such as cancer, especially colon cancer.

Vitamin D deficiency is often associated with disorders such as obesity, autism, hypertension, heart disease, insomnia, psoriasis, asthma, migraine, or infertility, among others.

Sunbathing is the most direct and healthy way to obtain the amount of vitamin D that our body needs, taking into account to do so in short periods of time and always outside the hours of maximum radiation. But, it must be without clothes and without sunscreen.

There are also foods that can provide us with vitamin D, such as oily fish (tuna, salmon, sardines, mackerel), cod liver oil, oysters, caviar, egg yolk, raw milk, butter and mushrooms. for instance.

Samantha Robson
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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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