Vitamin D and diabetes, desang diabetes magazine

LIVINGLIVING

V

itamins and minerals play

important roles within

our body - and vitamin

D is no exception. It

helps to regulate calcium

and phosphate, which is vital for strong,

healthy bones, teeth and muscles. Yet,

surprisingly, as many as 13% of the

world's population is deficient.

So how much do we need? That

depends on your age. The NHS states

that babies up to 12 months need 8.5

to 10 micrograms of vitamin D a day.

Children from the age of 1 and adults

need 10 micrograms a day. This includes

pregnant and breastfeeding women and

people at risk of vitamin D deficiency -

care home residents, people covering up

large areas of their skin while outside and

those with darker skin tones.

That's because one way to get vitamin

D is from the sun - we produce it when

our skin is exposed to sunlight. In the UK,

from around the end of March to the end

of September, most of us should be able

to get all the vitamin D we need - giving

us even more of reason to get outside and

enjoy walking or even a spot of gardening.

As autumn creeps into winter -

between October and early March - it's

harder to get enough sunlight exposure

to produce this necessary vitamin. This is

where diet comes into play. Good dietary

sources include:

Fish: Fatty fish and seafood are

among the richest natural food sources

of vitamin D. Canned salmon, tuna,

mackerel, oysters, shrimp, sardines, and

anchovies are good sources. Enjoy with

D-DAYS

As daylight hours decrease and winter sets in, it's important to

boost your levels of vitamin D. Here are some ways to do it.

By Angela Coffey.

salad, topped on a jacket potato or as

part of a sandwich to up your intake.

Mushrooms: Mushrooms are the

only plant-based sources of vitamin D. Try

a creamy soup packed with mushrooms

- fry onion and garlic, add mushrooms,

stock and water and a little milk, and boil

until soft. Add a splash of milk then blend

- perfect for warming winter lunches.

Eggs: Egg yolks - especially freerange eggs - are

a great source of vitamin

D. This is because hens that can roam

outside in the sunlight produce more

vitamin D in their eggs than hens that are

kept indoors. Luckily, eggs are versatile

and make for a great hearty breakfast

with minimal effort. Boiled eggs and

soldiers, scrambled, or poached are easy

to prepare and set you up for the day.

Fortified foods: Vitamin D is often

added to food staples - like bread, fortified

dairy products and breakfast cereals -

perfect for topping up your intake.

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