Found in: Milk, Mushroom, soyabean Spinach.Kale.Okra.Collards. Soybeans. White beans
Vitamin D called the sunshine vitamin (because your body makes all it needs with enough sunlight), technically a hormone, vitamin D is produced within the body when the skin is exposed to ultraviolet B (UVB) rays in sunlight.
- The basic function of Vitamin D is to regulate the levels of calcium and phosphorus in the blood, helping to build strong bones and healthy teeth.
- Vitamin D is essential for bone health and may slow the progression of arthritis.
- It is also beloved to strengthens the immune system and possibly prevent some type of cancers.
- Studies have shown that vitamin D is important in the prevention of osteoporosis, a disease that causes porous bones and thus an increased risk of fractures.