By now, we have often heard about VITAMIN D: in recent times, when running routine tests, more and more people report a lack in VITAMIN D.

Vitamin D is very important for the whole body, because it helps protect bones and strengthen the immune system.

Many scientific studies have confirmed that vitamin D is essential for optimal health.

Here are some of its potential beneficial effects – it:

– contributes to the maintenance of healthy bones and teeth

– reduces the risk of heart disease

– reduces the risk of early death

– helps in preventing cancer

– can relieve the symptoms of depression

– contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system

– contributes to the normal maintenance of muscle function

– reduces the risk of osteoporosis

– reduces the risk of falls and fractures in the elderly

– helps lose weight

– contributes to the normal absorption and use of calcium and phosphorus.

Vitamin D is found only in very small quantities in food (salmon, sardines, egg yolk, just to name a few), and most of it is produced by the body thanks to exposure to sunlight. Overly opaque clothing, low sun exposure, dark skin, sun lotions and aging are some of the causes that increase the likelihood of lower vitamin D production. Vitamin D deficiency is very common: it can be found in 60% -80% of the population. So, in some cases it is advisable to seek medical advice and use a supplement to fulfill the body’s requirement.

The 10 foods richest in Vitamin D are:

– Cod liver oil

– Mackerels

– Eels

– Trouts

– Smoked salmon

– Swordfish

– Seerfish

– Sturgeons, smoked

– Fish eggs

The three fundamental principles to focus on are:

– Constant exercising: essential for maintaining good health and preventing numerous diseases;

– Rest: one of the most important functions to keep the well-being and health of the body;

– Healthy eating habits: nutrition is a delicate action that influences the state of mind and the biochemistry of the body.

Aurelio De Giovanni