Plays a vital role in calcium absorption in our bones, helping to fend off osteoporosis. By boosting the immune system, amongst other things, vitamin D helps the body to defend against cancer and Alzheimer’s. Getting plenty of sunlight is a great way for the body to synthesise vitamin D.
In the UK from around late March/early April to the end of September we get most of our vitamin D from sunlight exposure. However, in the colder months some of us may not be getting enough vitamin D which can eventually lead to weak bones – symptoms often include pain and aches – and seasonal depression.
Top 8 foods that contain Vitamin D
- Orange juice