3 Ways to Get Your Vitamin D

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Hi, Dr. Wright here with a smart tip for a healthy colon, be sure to get enough of the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D. In one study people with the highest blood levels of vitamin D were 40% less likely to develop colon cancer when compared with people who had the lowest blood levels of D. In your body D seems to prevent cancer, laboratory studies suggest it encourages cancer cells to die off.

Vitamin D also slows down cancer cell reproduction and may even block the growth of blood vessels that supply tumors, how much Vitamin D do you need? I recommend 1, 000 international units per day, 1200 if you're over 60. Here are three ways to be sure you get it. Eat more salmon, three ounces of salmon provides more than half of your vitamin D for the day.

Fortify yourself, food manufacturers are adding D to everything from orange juice to yogurt. If you take a supplement look for one with Vitamin D3. That's the kind you body synthesis from the sun, go ahead and get some sun, 10-20 minutes of sunlight a day is plenty. For more ways to nourish your health watch and share all our smart health tips right here.