Feeling a little Mood-D lately? You may have heard about seasonal affective disorder (or SAD, as it is also called), which is linked to inadequate sunlight and therefore a vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D plays an important role in our energy levels, moods, and helps to build healthy bones, heart, nerves, skin, and teeth, and it supports the thyroid gland. Both a vitamin and a hormone, vitamin D is primarily made in our bodies as a result of getting adequate sunlight. When my vitamin D is low I load up on Sweet Potatoes! Why? Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin D which is critical for our immune system and overall health at this time of year. They also give you tons of energy and are known to help keep your waistline in check, without the extra additives of course.
So pop one in the oven tonight. Health is Wealth!!!
Great information! Vitamin D is also good for preventing the Flu according to Tiesha Becker.