Let us know some more importance of vitamin D foods in todays health tip.
Vitamin D produced in your skin in response to sunlight. It’s a fat-soluble vitamin in a family of compounds that includes vitamins D-1, D-2, and D-3.
Vitamin D foods is important for normal growth and development of bones and teeth. Also in regulating mood and warding off depression.
However, when your skin is exposed to the sun, it produces vitamin D and sends it to your liver. If you take supplements or vitamin D foods, your gut also sends the vitamin D to your liver.
Then liver changes it to a substance called 25(OH)D. Further, when your doctor talks about your vitamin D levels, he means the amount of 25(OH)D you have in your blood.
Digestion and pregnancy
Moreover, vitamin D receptor cells are present all along your digestive system. Cells in your mouth, esophagus and small and large intestines rely on vitamin D helps in digestion.
In pregnant woman vitamin D most important for brain and eye development of the baby.
Few natural vitamin D foods and some foods are fortified (vitamin D has been added).
Foods that contain vitamin D include:
Orange juice (fortified)