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The Importance of Vitamin D in Your Diet   1 comment

The Importance of Vitamin D in Your Diet

 

What is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D (cholecalciferol) is a fat- soluble vitamin. It is produced in the skin by the action of sunlight. It is also, found in animal products.

What is the Function of Vitamin D?

The function of vitamin D is to enhance the absorption of Dietary Calcium; helps to form bones and teeth. It aids the systems that require Calcium: circulatory, nervous, and muscles, and utilize Calcium and Phosphorous in blood and bone building.

 

What are the Food Sources for Vitamin D?

Food sources: nuts, fortified milk, cheese, butter, margarine, fortified cereal and breads, oily fish, liver, eggs, cod liver oil, dried peas and beans.

 

What are the Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency?

The symptoms of  Vitamin D Deficiency are bone diseases, rickets, caries, decay, and disintegration of bones or teeth.

 

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__ Ellen J. Barrier

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