Triathlon Magazine Canada - - FEATURES -

Win­ter, for many, means less sun­shine, which ul­ti­mately in­creases the risk of vi­ta­min D de­fi­ciency. Try and stock up on food sources such as egg yolks, fatty fish and for­ti­fied dairy foods and en­joy soak­ing up some sun when you can. vi­ta­min D is a fat sol­u­ble vi­ta­min that acts as a hor­mone in the body and is es­sen­tial for ab­sorp­tion of cal­cium and main­tain­ing bone health, but it is also needed for a func­tional im­mune sys­tem as well as men­tal health and func­tion. As it gets darker ear­lier, we get less ex­po­sure to the sun, which can lead to a drop in sero­tonin. That drop can cause de­pres­sion and food crav­ings. You can also boost sero­tonin with healthy carbs. Whole grains and high-qual­ity carbs such as sweet pota­toes, yams, pump­kins and squash help boost sero­tonin lev­els,

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