January 25, 2009

The Vitamin of Life

Did you know that low Vitamin D levels are associated with osteoporosis, diabetes, hypertension, and cancer?
According to new research, adults who don't get enough of the "sunshine" vitamin, are 26% more likely to die early.
What can you do to get more Vitamin D?
*Drink Vitamin D fortified milk
*Get a little sun, even in winter
*Take supplements: 800 IU daily for adults; 400 IU for children
*Look for foods & products labeled 'D3' for greatest potency & absorption

(from Reader's Digest, January 2009)

1 comment:

  1. It also helps with depression, interestingly enough.