While there has been a lot of talk the media recently about which vitamin supplements will give a person the most health benefits, there is one nutrient that many people across the country are at risk of becoming deficient in at this time of year: vitamin D. The reason being, most people get the majority of their daily recommended intake of vitamin D from the sun. However, during the winter months it’s not uncommon for certain parts of the country to be blanketed in heavy cloud cover for weeks at a time. And as a result of plunging temperatures, people generally only go out in the cold when covered in heavy garments from had to tell. Taken together, those two factors can have the effect of making a person vitamin D deficient.
As vitamin D plays a central role in everything from hair growth to bone density to preventing the onset of dementia, being deficient in it is a serious matter. A person can ensure they get enough vitamin D by altering their diet, but doing so may cause other problems to arise. Foods like cheese, egg yolks and fish such as tuna and salmon are all rich in vitamin D, but their high fat content may have the effect of raising your cholesterol to an unhealthy level. As such, you may want to address the problem by taking a vitamin D supplement.
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