Most Americans are deficient in Vitamin D, yet more and more studies are revealing its vital importance. This amazing vitamin helps prevent osteoporosis, depression, cancer, diabetes, obesity and more. Vitamin D prevents osteoporosis, depression, prostate cancer and breast cancer, and may prevent or delay the onset of diabetes and obesity. Vitamin D is perhaps the single most underrated nutrient in the world of nutrition. That’s probably because it’s free; your body makes it when sunlight touches your skin, and all you need is 5-10 min. of direct sunlight per day to encourage healthy production in your body.
Natural News reports that “a recent study conducted by researchers from the University of Minnesota found that overweight people have better success in losing weight when their vitamin D levels are increased. Vitamin D, in conjunction with calcium and sunlight, helps to properly assimilate food and regulate normal blood sugar levels. When there is a lack of calcium, oftentimes due to a vitamin D deficiency, the body increases production of synthase, a fatty acid enzyme that coverts calories into fat. Calcium deficiency can cause synthase production to increase by up to 500 percent, explaining the correlation between low levels of vitamin D and obesity.”
When combined with a clean eating approach to nutrition and lifestyle, more and more studies are showing that vitamin D supplementation helps to promote increased weight loss among those whose levels are low to begin with. If you suspect you may be low in Vitamin D, supplementation and direct sunlight may benefit your weight loss efforts. And of course, food also plays an important role!
Healthy Food Sources of Vitamin D
- Cod Liver Oil
- Eggs Yolks
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