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Spring is near

Posted Jul 21 2008 10:19am


This is my first post in so long. Having a broken leg sure has not been easy. Having to lay and sit basically all day and having to have my leg elevated above my heart has been the hardest part. On a positive note.I have read allot of good books and feel empowered for that. In a book I read it was talking about health and the importance of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is often referred to as the "sunshine vitamin

". That is because the human body has the potential to make vitamin D from casual sun exposure of short duration. However, sun exposure can put an individual at risk for skin cancer, cataracts, and premature aging. According to the American Academy of Dermatology so remember to use your sun block when you are in the

sun to get your daily dose of vitamin D.

You can also get vitamin D can also be found in some foods if you don't like to go into the sun.

Here are a few foods vitamin D can be found in: Yogurts, vitamin D fortified orange juice, some breakfast cereals and some breakfast bars. It is important to read food labels for vitamin D content.

How much vitamin D do I need?

According to The National Osteoporosis Foundation, experts recommend that adults under age 50 consume a daily intake of 400 to 800 international units (IU) of vitamin D. People age 50 and older need between 800 and 1000IU. Some people need even more.Your doctor or medical professional can recommend more Vitamin D than recommended for the general population, if you are at high risk for vitamin D deficiency or if you have been diagnosed with low serum vitamin D levels.

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