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☀️☀️It’s been such a beautiful sunny day here in Sheffield so let’s talk about the sunshine vitamin, VITAMIN D.☀️☀️ .
☀️Vitamin D is essential for the absorption of calcium and helps keep bones and teeth healthy. A lack of Vitamin D is associated with softer bones, bone pain and muscle weakness (osteomalacia) .
☀️MYTH: We can get vitamin D from the sun all year round. .
☀️FACT: In the UK, the suns rays are only strong enough between April and September to allow us to make Vitamin D under our skin. Being out in the midday sun will allow us to produce more Vitamin D than if the sun was lower in the sky (but always consider sun safety!!!) .
☀️All adults and children over the age of 1 should consider taking a vitamin D (10 micrograms daily) particularly between September to April. .
☀️Vitamin D containing foods include oily fish (salmon, herring, trout, sardines, mackerel) and foods that have been fortified (such as some breakfast cereals and some yoghurts) .
☀️☀️Want to know more facts about nutrition, essential nutrients and a healthy balanced diet? Join us on our EAT WELL, FEEL FABULOUS workshops (website in bio) ☀️☀️
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