February 8, 2009

Health Benefits of Vitamin D

Getting enough Vitamin D in your diet is essential to having a healthy body. It is recommended to get 200 to 600 IU of vitamin D each day from foods, such as fish and low fat fortified dairy products. It is also recommended to get 10 to 15 minutes of direct sunlight each day and to take vitamin supplements.

Getting enough vitamin D can be very beneficial health wise. It can help- to relieve backaches, reduce the risk of cancer, and reduce the risk of diabetes. The vitamin is very important when it comes to calcium absorption in the body and is needed for bone growth and to maintain healthy bones.

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