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I’ve shared in a recent blog a few facts about Vitamin D – especially relevant when we’re enjoying some beautiful sunshine! Well to really bring things to life for you I thought I’d share my personal Vitamin D story – from staircase to mountain top. Picture this It’s early 2012 and I’m exhausted. More exhausted than I ever knew was possible. I scrape myself off the mattress in the morning to get to work, pour everything I have into the day at the office, get home and collapse. My love for life and any motivation has totally disappeared. I feel really blue. I crave nothing but […]
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I hear so many people these days use the phrase “I’m just getting my Vitamin D” when enjoying some sunshine. We’re all increasingly aware of Vitamin D and the importance of it. But how do we get it and what does it really do for us? Where do we get Vitamin D from? There are some dietary sources of Vitamin D with oily fish such as herring, salmon and mackerel having the richest concentrations. Eggs, liver and butter have a little too. It is however the sun’s UVB rays that are the main source of Vitamin D. When the UVB rays hit the skin a chemical reaction […]
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Last time I shared the need to “eat the rainbow”. Today we’re getting more specific, focusing on a few of the most critical vitamins for your immune system and where you can find them in food. Listed are some examples of rich sources – you’ll see lots of duplication across the groups! Vitamin A: carrots, leafy green vegetables, bell peppers, sweet potatoes, squash, broccoli, tomatoes, cantaloupe melon, apricots, calf’s liver Vitamin C: bell peppers, broccoli, strawberries, citrus (lemon, orange, grapefruit), kiwi, leafy green vegetables, tomatoes, cauliflower, brussel sprouts Vitamin D: your best source of Vitamin D is from the sun! For food sources look to salmon, sardines, cod and eggs Vitamin E: […]
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