You may be tracking macros and making sure you get enough water, but what about vitamins? Especially in the winter months, many of us endure a lack of Vitamin D.
What is Vitamin D?
Vitamin D is a nutrient that we get directly from food and it is also made in our bodies when our skin is exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D is responsible for supporting bone health by enabling the absorption of calcium. It also promotes muscle health, boosts immunity and reduces inflammation!
What Foods Contain Vitamin D?
orange juice (fortified)
How do I know if I'm getting enough?
Some of the above foods should find their way into your diet, but if you avoid the sun, are lactose intolerant or are a strict vegan, you may be at risk for Vitamin D deficiency. It is ALWAYS recommended you get blood work before choosing to supplement though!