Vitamin D - a reason to exercise outdoors
Thursday, February 07, 2013
Why do we need vitamin D?
Vitamin D is important for maintaining our bones. Vitamin D helps with the absorption of calcium. Cavities are a sign of lack of vitamin D or calcium.
Where can we get vitamin D?
Milk is a good source of calcium, and most milk is fortified with vitamin D. Some calcium supplements come with vitamin D, too. If we exercise outside regularly , we make vitamin D from sunshine.
At my last dental checkup, I discovered that I had lost some bone in my mouth. This surprised me, but then I realized that I stopped drinking milk while on the Furhman diet, and I did not get outdoors much when I was working long hours on my courses.
So, I am resolving to get outside at least 20 minutes per day, as often as I can and drink enough milk to get the recommended daily amount (3 glasses per day for me).