The Sunshine Vitamin!
Most of us have heeded the warnings to avoid sun exposure–covering ourselves with protective clothing and sunblock. And this time of year it’s not easy to get much Vitamin D from the sun anyway, unless you live in the more southern climes. But our bodies need Vitamin D so what are we to do?
Vitamin D is essential to our health for many reasons, and it’s important to know that low levels of Vitamin D are linked to an increased risk of heart disease. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, “a growing number of studies point to vitamin D deficiency as a risk factor for heart attacks, congestive heart failure, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), strokes, and the conditions associated with cardiovascular disease, such as high blood pressure and diabetes”. Continue reading Vitamin D and your Heart