HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW THE SUNSHINE VITAMIN?

Vitamin D is indispensable for your body, whether you realize it or not. From proper functioning of your bones to help you overcome your Monday blues, the sunshine vitamin plays a major role in your overall physical and mental health. It can be synthesized in the skin upon exposure to UV-B radiation from the sun, hence the name 'the sunshine vitamin.'



  • Did you know, vitamin D is not a vitamin but a hormone?

  • Half of the population on Earth is vitamin D deficient.

  • It plays a key role in most of your body's physiological functions.

  • When the active form of the vitamin binds to its receptors in the brain and other immune cells, it regulates the expression of genes.

  • Vitamin D insufficiency can lead to bone abnormalities.

  • It acts as an immune system regulator. If you are deficient in Vitamin D, then you are at least 3 to 4 times likely to catch a cold.

  • It also plays a key role in regulating your mood and shoves off depression.

  • It is found to improve overall heart health and normal structural brain development.

  • Due to its lasting satiety effect, it aids in weight control as well.

  • It can help support overall oral health.

  • Have a young champ at home? Don't forget his/her vitamin D supplement, as it helps strengthen your kiddo's bones and muscles. Or just give him his time to run around in the sun.



Not a sun lover? U can include fatty fish (salmon, sardines, tuna) egg yolk, or vitamin D fortified milk in your diet. Though it is an underrated nutrient, it has a vital role in the overall body function mechanism!




A little fat in your dishes imparts that yumminess and improves the goodness quotient as well. These delicious facilitators help in the resorption of this fat-soluble vitamin. Hence, you can toss your veggies in some of Milky Mist's butter/ghee and take your food bowls to a whole new level!

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