With summer long gone, are you finding it increasing difficult to get out and enjoy a little fresh air and sunshine? If so, chances are you’re like most Americans who find themselves deficient in what’s commonly referred to as the sunshine vitamin – vitamin D. But, while seasons may change, our basic needs do not. And, regardless of whether we’re blessed with the beautiful, scorching days of summer, or the dreary, often chilly days of fall, it’s extremely important to get vitamin D. Why? We’ve compiled a list of six of the most important reasons.
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You’ve probably heard your friends say “starve a cold and feed a fever.” Colorado and Massachusetts researchers recently discovered that the opposite might be better advice. The study found that participants with lesser amounts of vitamin D in their bloodstream were over 30% more likely to have had a recent infection than those whose blood tests indicated higher levels of vitamin D. In other words, forget your friends’ advice. Instead, listen to statistical evidence and include vitamin D in your diet.
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