Down With The D
Don’t neglect your supplements; there’s a reason why vitamin D should be your new BFF
It might feel like summer now that the sun’s been shining, but your vitamin D levels could still be low. Dr Sarah Jarvis says this nutrient is essential for healthy bones as well as boosting immunity and helping ward off depression. Public Health England says we need 10 micrograms (μg) of vitamin D a day, but getting this through food alone is harder than you think…
To hit daily requirements, you’d need to eat one serving of the following every day *gulp* ●1 portion of oily fish** ●6 boiled eggs ●10+ tins of tuna ●7+ bowls of cereal fortified in vitamin D ●10 rump steaks 10+ lamb’s livers 13+ lumps of reduced-fat spread Sarah recommends opting for a supplement instead. Try Fultium Daily D3,£3.99 for 30
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Can’t we just sunbathe?
Sarah says sunlight in the UK just isn’t strong enough to give us all the vitamin D we need.