In the last few month I have been feeling very tired. I decided to have a blood test and found out that I am Vitamin D deficient.
The symptoms of vitamin D deficiency include:
- Pain in your bones
- Muscle twitching
- Mood swings and depression
- You can also have frequent infections
- Some people may not have any symptoms at all.
Vitamin D is important for good health, growth and strong bones.
I got vitamin D supplements. I've been told to eat a lot of oily fish, eggs, fortified breakfast cereals and powdered milk. I have been also told that about 10 to 15 minutes a day in the sun without sunscreen is enough to top up vitamin D levels.
Well, last few days have been hot in Paris and since our body make vitamin D when the sun shines, now is the perfect weather to spend some time on the sun. I feel more energetic and happier when the sun shines.
Sunshine boosts levels of serotonin, the body's natural happy hormone. :-)
Vitamin D benefits:
1.) Vitamin D plays an important role in maintaining a healthy body weight.
2.) Helps prevent cavities.
3.) Vitamin D have been shown to help prevent falls and reduce fractures.
4.) Vitamin D and calcium are used to treat people with osteoporosis.
5.) Low levels of vitamin D may be linked to high blood pressure.
6.) Vitamin D is important for heart health.
7.) Vitamin D prevent breast cancer.
8.) Vitamin D supplementation may improve symptoms of depression associated with SAD.
Not getting enough sunlight is one reason some people suffer from vitamin D deficiency.
Look after yourself and spend some time in the sun.
What I'm wearing!
Dress and shoes: Zara, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban