Why Is Vitamin D Important?

Vitamin D is an important nutrient for your body. It is essential for the absorption of calcium, and thus for keeping teeth and bones strong and healthy.

Vitamin-D deficiency results in poor bone and teeth development in children (rickets), and loss of calcium from bones in adults which can result in osteoporosis. 

Research suggests that vitamin D may also play a role in the prevention and treatment of cancer, diabetes, hypertension, glucose intolerance, multiple sclerosis and other medical conditions.

Good food sources of vitamin D

  • Salmon
  • Mackerel
  • Tuna fish
  • Sardines
  • Milk, vitamin-D fortified
  • Cereals, vitamin-D fortified
  • Soy milk, vitamin-D fortified