Today is day 5 of #projectPMA what are you grateful for that makes you happy? What 3 unique things each day do you look forward to? Are you having trouble thinking of three things? Maybe you need a little boost in your mood? I know that it was dark and rainy yesterday and often dark days with a lack of sunshine can be the problem due to the lack of Vitamin D.
Vitamin D is found in Milk products, Sardines, Eggs, Mackerel, Salmon, Liver and from Sunlight (recommended dose is 20 minutes per day), the vitamins most potent source. Essential for bone health as it supports the absorption of Calcium in your body. Vitamin D has also been shown to help breast, colon and prostate health as well as improve your mood! According to Kristen Leong, MD the best source of vitamin D for mood boosting is the sun. We all have noticed how the lack of Sun can get us down! So today, get outside and get happy, plus you can get your steps in at the same time…. there is a certain Synergy in all of this don’t you think!
Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin which means that your body does not eliminate the excess so it is important to check with your Doctor before adding a supplement to your diet. The common recommendation for healthy adults is 1000 IU per day.