Recommended Intake for Vitamin D

It's recommended that since the beginning, children are given 400 IU of vitamin D every day. In fact, infants and toddlers ain't getting enough vitamin D from food, either breastfed or not.

Breast milk is the best source of nutrition for babies, but the vitamin D is less. In general, your foods are lack of vitamin D that have an effect on breastfeeding.

Children who don't obtain enough vitamin D are at risk of rickets, the softening bone disease. If not rushedly dissolved when children are young, it can inhibit the growth and deform bones.

The sun is the best source of vitamin D. Bask in the morning, but don't overdo to avoid the risk of skin cancer. Sources of vitamin D from the sun are at risk of air pollution, and the synthesis is blocked when you use a sunscreen or clothing.

Foods containing vitamin D are also limited, mostly in milk, cereals, and fatty fish, such as tuna, mackerel, and sardines. Therefore, for not breastfed infants and toddlers consuming less than 240 milliliters of milk containing vitamin D a day, they need to be given supplements.

Enough vitamin D during childhood can also reduce the risk of osteoporosis later in life. In adults, vitamin D apparently plays a role in the immune system and prevents infections, autoimmune diseases, cancer, and diabetes.

There's an easy way to meet the intake, namely sunning or exposed to sunlight before 9:00 or after 16:00 for 15 to 20 minutes three or four times a week. It's easy, right?

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