Vitamin D is considered critical for the healthy functioning of the body, and keeps several illnesses at bay, including type 2 diabetes.
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There have been several conversations around the importance of vitamin D in the last few years. These conversations have become intensified since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic due to the social distancing aspect which keeps us away from going outdoors.
Termed as the ‘sunshine vitamin’, the 3 sources from which you can obtain it are the sun, certain foods and supplements. For the unaware, vitamin D is fat-soluble and not water-soluble. This means when you get it through your diet, your body can best consume it along with fat-rich foods like almonds, peanut butter or avocado.
Vitamin D is critical for good health. After all, research suggests that you need it for practically all your body functions. From aiding improved stamina, bone health and muscle strength, it also performs a preventive function when it comes to type 2 diabetes.
Vitamin D is believed to help lower your bad cholesterol levels, as validated by a review published in June 2018 in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. This is important because those who suffer from diabetes are more prone to heart problems. Research suggests that diabetics are two times more likely to die from heart disease, and that’s as alarming as it sounds.