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!