Vitamin D could be key part of family health

Vitamin D could be key part of family health

People trying to improve their family health should encourage their brood to get their fair share of vitamin D, according to one expert, who said that it is “heart-healthy”.

Denise Armstrong, lifestyle manager for Heart Research UK, claimed that a lot of people are ignorant to the benefits of the vitamin and said the government needs to inform the UK about its benefits.

“We are pleased that the review has come out in favour of more vitamin D. We advise people to get out, expose [themselves] to sunlight, eat a healthy diet and make sure they get enough vitamin D,” she stated.

Those putting together healthy family recipes should include oily fish in their meals, according to Ms Armstrong’s advice, as they also contain vitamin D.

Research from the University of Warwick recently showed that middle-aged and elderly people with high levels of vitamin D could reduce their chances of developing heart disease.

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