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Health Tip: Get Enough Vitamin D

For stronger bones

(HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that helps the body absorb calcium and build stronger bones.

To ensure that you're getting enough, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics advises:

  • Get some sun, but avoid sunburn. The body naturally converts sunlight into vitamin D.
  • Eat vitamin D-fortified foods, such as milk, cereals, and some forms of orange juice and cheese.
  • Eat naturally vitamin D-rich foods, such as fatty fish, mushrooms, cheese, beef liver and egg yolks.
  • Take a vitamin D supplement. Discuss with your doctor whether this is a good idea.
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