Sun Substitutions for your Vitamin D Dose
75% of adults aren’t getting enough vitamin D . Not only does it help prevent diabetes and cancer, it’s essential to tooth and bone health. This little nutrient makes a big impact by helping absorb calcium and phosphate , promoting strength and development.
Sun exposure is the easiest way to get vitamin D. But with winter around the corner, sunlight isn’t always a sure thing. Even if the sun won’t come out tomorrow, you can bet your bottom dollar there are still ways to get vitamin D:
• Eat it.
• Fortify it.
Vitamin D can be easy to find if you know where to look! Several processed foods have vitamin D added in production. Look for fortified cereal, orange juice and our tooth-friendly favorite, milk.
• Supplement it.
Add a vitamin D supplement to your kale smoothies and protein power. You can find vitamin D supplements over-the-counter.
• Fake it.
Bring the UV inside! UV lamps provide vitamin D during a cloudy day. Keep in mind that UV lamps carry the same skin cancer risks as sunlight exposure. Use them in moderation and with proper protection.
Enjoy the tail end of sunny weather, Arkansas!