Health Benefits of Vitamin D You Should Know



Petir Garda Bhwana

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - One of the vitamins that needs to be considered for our daily consumption is the vitamin D. This fat-soluble vitamin is contained in mushrooms, salmon, sardines, cod liver oil, egg yolks, milk, orange juice, oatmeal, beef liver, and cheese.

    Quoting from Boldsky, there are at least nine benefits that can be obtained from vitamin D, here as follows:

    1. Supports bone health

    Vitamin D increases the absorption of minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium. These minerals are very important to reduce the risk of bone diseases such as osteoporosis, rickets, and osteomalacia. Adequate levels of vitamin D in the body also increase muscle strength.

    2. Helps with weight loss

    For those who follow a variety of weight loss therapy, consuming vitamin D is very appropriate. This vitamin is known to reduce body fat and accelerate weight loss.

    3. Reducing the risk of diabetes

    Vitamin D improves insulin sensitivity and beta-cell function, which can help manage the risk of diabetes.

    4. Reducing the risk of cancer

    Adequate levels of vitamin D reduces cancer cell growth and increases cell disparity. Low vitamin D levels in the body increase the risk of cancer, especially colon cancer.

    5. Protect against heart disease

    Vitamin D reduces the risk of heart failure, stroke, and high blood pressure. Low vitamin D levels in the body increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and coronary artery disease.

    6. Reducing depression

    Eating foods or supplements that contain vitamin D significantly reduces the risk of depression.

    7. Protect from respiratory infections

    If you lack consuming vitamin D, you have a higher risk of developing autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, rheumatism, and thyroid disease.

    8. Reducing cognitive disorders

    Low vitamin D levels are at risk of causing cognitive decline, which can affect memory function and can cause some diseases such as Alzheimer, Parkinson, and dementia.

    9. Decreased risk of age-related macular degeneration

    Age-related macular degeneration is an eye disease that occurs when the macula or a small portion of the retina becomes weakens and resulting in blurred vision. It is believed by taking vitamin D, the risk of the disease can be reduced. | Galuh Kurnia Ramadhani (Intern Translator)