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Americans Need to Get More Vitamin D In Their Diets
Date:3/19/2009

Start of Spring Reminds Americans to Get More of the Sunshine Vitamin

WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- With spring upon us, there is no better time to shine the spotlight on the sunshine vitamin and the important role it plays in our health. Although we may have more opportunities to catch some rays in the coming months, we can't rely on the sun to supply all of the vitamin D our bodies need.

Even though we have the ability to make our own vitamin D when the ultraviolet rays of the sun hit our skin, many Americans fail to get enough vitamin D. In fact, vitamin D deficiency in this country is being called a silent epidemic. The prudent use of sunscreen, sun-blocking pollution and long, cold winters indoors are partially to blame. That's why it's even more important to look to your diet for vitamin D.

Milk is a leading source of vitamin D:

Milk is one of the few food sources of vitamin D. In fact, it's the leading source of vitamin D in the American diet. The recommended three 8-ounce glasses of lowfat or fat free milk provide 75 percent of the daily value for vitamin D. Milk also provides eight other essential nutrients, including calcium, potassium and vitamin A, which many Americans also lack.

Vitamin D Has Been Dubbed a "Super Nutrient":

Vitamin D was once known as simply a bone builder. It's true that vitamin D works with calcium to keep bones strong, but new and emerging research suggests vitamin D may be far more versatile, offering an array of health benefits. Some preliminary research suggests vitamin D may support a healthy immune system, heart health, normal blood pressure and healthy aging. And, ongoing research continues to explore the potential connection between vitamin D and certain diseases, including some cancers.

GetYourD.com:

GetYourD.com is a new Web site to help correct the country's D deficit. Learn more about the scientific studies that document vitamin D's wide range of health benefits. Visitors will also find a quick quiz to see if they are "D-prived" and get some bright ideas on how to up their intake.


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