Vitamin D is for more than strong bones. Here’s how to easily incorporate it into everyday diet.
Many have been taking steps to be healthier these days, and there’s one particular vitamin that does a lot more for you than you may realize: Vitamin D. And the benefits go well beyond building strong bones.
One of the best medicines includes a smile
Dr. Redcross advised the first thing to do is to take a deep breath to manage anxiety and improve cognition as you get back to work. He also recommends doubling down on your vitamin D for the best immune support. The doctor also recommends starting simple when beginning a workout routine. One of the best medicines, he says, is laughter and it’s free! Watch the video for more information.
Can a vitamin deficiency raise the risk of catching COVID?
“They can help the immune system identify pathogens in the body so helping the immune system recognize the virus in the body and they also are part of the immune system and the mechanism that blocks the viruses from being able to get into the cells,” said registered dietitian Erin Gussler. It turns out more than 80% of those patients were deficient in vitamin D and 47% of the general population had a deficiency. The higher percentage of vitamin D deficiencies among hospitalized COVID-19 patients suggests an association -- however they did not find a relationship between vitamin D levels and the severity of their coronavirus infections. This aligns with another study of 489 patients from the University of Chicago Medicine that found there could be an association between vitamin D deficiency and the likelihood of catching coronavirus. Nonetheless, given the mounting data, it is a good idea to correct any deficiency in vitamin D.
Now is the time to build, maintain a strong immune system. These vitamins can help.
Having a strong immune system is always important, but it seems to be even more so in the coronavirus pandemic. A strong immune system won’t prevent you from getting the coronavirus, but it does reduce the odds of contracting it and can help you stave it off if there is a positive diagnosis. Here are eight vitamins that help boost your immune system -- and examples of foods that contain them if you don’t want to swallow any supplemental pills, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Notable foods that contain it: There are lot of foods that contain Vitamin C, including orange and grapefruit juice, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, kiwi, spinach, papaya, tomatoes and strawberries. Notable foods that contain it: Chicken, turkey, seafood, beans, broccoli, kale.
Need for Vitamin D screening called into question
Need for Vitamin D screening called into question The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says that there is not enough evidence for or against Vitamin D screening for healthy adults. David Begnaud reports on the study and what it mean for patients.cbsnews.com