S: Vitamin D Heaven Kelly
FC: Vitamin D
1: Vitamin D helps the body in a lot of ways! This includes: -Absorbing calcium, -Fighting off infection -Preventing autoimmune diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis, -Reducing chances of heart disease,some cancers, and diseases like diabetes. It can also reduce inflammation and and boost immunity. | Role of Vitamin D
2: Recommended Daily Allowance The RDA of Vitamin D for teenagers is 4oo IU, but the darker your skin is, the more of it you need. | Who needs more Vitamin D?
3: Food Sources You can get Vitamin D from: -Fatty saltwater fish and fish oils, like salmon, mackerel, and cod liver oils, -Egg yolks, -Liver, -And anything with Vitamin D added, like cereals and milk.
4: Lack of Nutrient People who don't get enough Vitamin D are at risk of: high blood pressure high blood sugar being overweight osteomalacia rickets
5: Rickets and Osteomalacia | Both of these diseases cause weak and sometimes deformed bones. Rickets: -Occurs in Children -May cause bowed legs Osteomalacia: -Occurs in adults -Weakens the bones
6: Teens Not Getting Enough Vitamin D? | Teens with lower Vitamin D levels are more likely to be inactive and obese! Teens aren't getting enough Vitamin D. Why is this? Teens are more likely to sit inside all day than any generation before. Solution? Get outside! 10 to 15 minutes in the sun without sunscreen won't hurt you! Just apply sunscreen after that long.
7: Too Much? The limit is 2000 IU a day Hypervitaminosis D causes a high level of calcium in the blood. Usually only happens when taking too many Vitamin D supplements. Symptoms Constipation Decreased Appetite Dehydration Fatigue Irritability Weakness Vomiting
8: Did You Know...? What is the quickest way to get your daily dose of vitamin D? Go outside! Just 10-15 minutes of sun exposure a day is enough to not hurt your skin but give you your daily dose!
9: Credits www.newsroom.heart.org kidshealth.org/teen nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus doctoroz.com health.nytimes.com