Stuff we’re loving: winter & Vitamin D

vitamin-d-sourceHey guys, take care of you own body in winter time.

Chronic vitamin D deficiency may be a culprit in heart disease, high blood pressure and metabolic syndrome, a new study showed. In our body, almost all the things need to combine together to work well, so the lack of sunshine during winter may diminish vitamin D levels in the body and harm cardiovascular health.

This is the table content of how much vitamin D do you need, please check it out.

 

Age

Children

Men

Women

Pregnancy

Lactation

Birth to 13 years

5 mcg
(200 IU)

 

 

 

 

14-18 years

 

5 mcg
(200 IU)

5 mcg
(200 IU)

5 mcg
(200 IU)

5 mcg
(200 IU)

19-50 years

 

5 mcg
(200 IU)

5 mcg
(200 IU)

5 mcg
(200 IU)

5 mcg
(200 IU)

51-70 years

 

10 mcg
(400 IU)

10 mcg
(400 IU)

 

 

71+ years

 

15 mcg
(600 IU)

15 mcg
(600 IU)

 

 

However, very few foods in nature contain vitamin D. For example, the flesh of fish and fish liver oils are among the best sources. Small amounts of vitamin D are found in beef liver, cheese, egg yolks, and mushrooms.

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