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Wellness tips: With rising heat, natural ways to absorb Vitamin D

With the rising temperature, our preference to stay indoors increases. Rightly so, the thought of stepping out in the sweltering heat of above 40ºC gives perspiration.

health and fitness Updated: Apr 20, 2015 16:15 IST
A Sarwar Borah
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With the rising temperature, our preference to stay indoors increases. Rightly so, the thought of stepping out in the sweltering heat of above 40ºC gives perspiration. Now, in our effort to save the skin from sunburn and dehydration, we tend to neglect the vital amount of Vitamin D that our body needs.

Symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency are cardiovascular diseases such as ischemic heart disease (IHD), stroke, hypertensive heart disease, rheumatic heart disease (RHD) to name a few. Other symptoms include bone aches, sweating of head, stomach problem etc.

Now the important question is what do we do? Nutritionist Tripti Tandon says, “Vitamin D is essential, not just for bone health; it protects against flus/colds and fights depression too. Include egg in your diet, especially the yolk (but stick to one a day). One can also take fortified cereals with fortified milk, cod liver oil (1 tablespoon)fatty fish, hummus and Vitamin D rich mushrooms.

Orthopedic Dr Ramneek Mahajan says, “Vitamin D deficiency is been conventionally associated with rickets, a disease in which the bone tissue doesn’t properly mineralize, leading to soft bones and skeletal deformities. However, with more of vegetarianism, supplement is an excellent solution.”