Vitamin D Deficiency : Treatment, Diet And Home Remedies
Dt. Neha Suryawanshi
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M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
13 years experience
Food and nutrition
Foods to be taken
It is nearly impossible to get adequate amounts of vitamin d from food. Sunlight exposure is the only reliable way to generate vitamin d in your own body.
There are small amounts of vitamin d in a few foods like:
- Fatty fish
- Beef liver
- Egg yolks
- Fortified milk, dairy products and orange juice
- Fortified cereals and butter
- Fortified soy products (tofu and soy milk)
- Vitamin d deficiency foods
Foods to be avoided
- Reduce intake of fried fatty foods, salt, sugar and other sugary products and foods that are enriched with saturated fats.
- Limit caffeine intake. Caffeine may interfere with the absorption of vitamin d
- Yoga and exercise
- Exercise outdoors has been found to significantly increase vitamin d levels even in the colder months. Weight bearing (walking, jogging, dancing, skiing, etc.) and resistive exercises (weight training, and vigorous water exercises) are effective forms of exercise.
- To increase vitamin d levels in the body stay around 15 – 30 minutes a day in the summer sun without sunscreen
- Take a vitamin d3 supplement if you are in a low-sunlight region
- Women over 40 if deficient in vitamin d are at increased risk of osteoporosis, and should take vitamin d supplements if found deficient.
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