Health Tip – Apr. 3 – Protect Your Heart with a Strong D-Fense
Older adults can have a reduced risk of developing heart disease if they include more Vitamin D in their diets. Vitamin D and fortified dairy products are also great for reducing the risk of diabetes.
Unlike other nutrients, Vitamin D isn’t really a vitamin at all: It’s a hormone, made by your body as you are exposed to sunlight. So in addition to eating a balanced diet including dairy, salmon and leafy green vegetables, get about 20 minutes day in the sunlight…wearing your sunscreen, of course!
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