SWAP • Salt for iodised salt. • Speciality bread for a wholemeal variety.
Like calcium, vitamin D is important in the development and maintenance of healthy bones. The body needs vitamin D to absorb calcium, yet according to recent research, more than half of Australians are deficient in the vitamin.
Dietary sources of vitamin D include oily fish and nuts but the best source is free. “We can get enough vitamin D very economically by making sure we get a little sunshine in our day,” Hourigan says. “Expose your face, neck, shoulders and forearms [for] good vitamin D formation.”