How to Boost Your Immunity Against the Coronavirus Series - Vitamin D
Vitamin D - The Sunshine Vitamin
Vitamin D is one of the most important immune system-strengthening nutrients that can reduce the risk of colds and flu. There is some evidence that suggest that Vitamin D might help protect against become infected, and developing serious symptoms of COVID-19. We know for example, that people with low vitamin D levels may be more susceptible to upper respiratory tract infractions.
Vitamin D has multiple roles in the body assist in:
Promoting healthy bone and teeth
Supporting immune system and fight inflammation
Supports brain, and nervous system health.
Regulating insulin levels and supporting diabetes management
Supporting lung function and cardiovascular health
Influencing the expression of genes involved in cancer development.
Great sources of vitamin D, keep in mind vitamin D is referred to as the sunshine vitamin. You can gain vitamin D through natural sunshine. Foods high in vitamin D are fatty fish such as trout, salmon, tuna, and mackerel. You can also get vitamin D from beef, especially beef liver, pork, chicken, turkey, cheese, and eggs, especially the yolks. Some mushrooms also contain vitamin D. You can also look for items that have been fortified with vitamin D, such as milk products, even soy, almond, and oat milk products.