As we spend more time cooped at home, it’s important to make sure we don’t suffer from vitamin D deficiency. In case you’re not aware, vitamin D is also known as “sunshine vitamin” because our body produces it naturally when directly exposed to sunlight. But with the Movement Control Order in place, many of us are probably unaware that we’re getting insufficient vitamin D.
Why is vitamin D so important to our health?
In addition to its primary benefits of regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, vitamin D also aids in reducing the likelihood of you developing the flu and helps facilitate normal immune system function. Not to mention, it also plays an important role in fighting depression. Amidst the current COVID–19 situation, it’s important to keep your health in check and avoid any risks of getting sick – be it physically or mentally.
The problem with vitamin D is that our body can only produce it if there is enough exposure to direct sunlight. Therefore, with our current stay-at-home situation, here are a few things you can do to ensure you’re getting enough vitamin D.