Don’t Let Vitamin D Deficiency Halt Your Healthy Weight Loss
Posted Mar 27 2010 3:00am
Lacking in Vitamin D can hurt your body in more than one way.
Experts used to think that we would never lack Vitamin D in our systems since its source, the sun, is so readily available. Times have changed and now we use sunscreen so often that we don’t get much Vitamin D from the sun anymore. This problem is also faced by people who live in climates that experience cold seasons.
This issue has brought up some interesting findings from researchers. Vitamin D deficiency is probably a major player in the seasonal flu, as people who lack this nutrient are more susceptible to the illness.
Another finding is that a lack in Vitamin D can lead to weight gain as well as raise the body’s point of natural bodyweight. The Vitamin D issue is gaining credibility as further research proves that low Vitamin D levels, weight gain, and obesity are all connected.
There are some solutions for this threat to good nutrition and healthy weight loss. Spend about 15 minutes a day outside in the sun without wearing sunscreen. Or, for another option, take a Vitamin D3 supplement. The experts’ guidelines say that consuming 2,000 IU a day will help fight off the seasonal flu. Of course, changes to men’s nutrition and women’s nutrition should be in consultation with a doctor.