Everyone knows that vitamins, nutrients and proteins are good for our health and it is an important issue when choosing what we will eat. But did you know that vitamin D in particular can be good for the brain?
This month North American researchers, from a team of scientists at Tufts University in Massachusetts, published their study in the scientific journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer Association. In it, the effects of vitamin D on brain health were examined.
What are the effects of vitamin D on the brain?
Higher levels of the vitamin can reduce the chance of future memory problems, dementia, and cognitive impairment. It has been observed that individuals with higher levels of vitamin D had better brain functioning and functioning before they died. The comparison was with those who did not have the recommended level.
Vitamin D deficiency hinders general health in other aspects, such as bones and muscles. In addition, people who are deficient in it become more susceptible to diseases such as osteomalacia, osteoporosis and cerebrovascular accident (CVA), depressionMigraine headaches and heart failure.
Among the benefits, when updating Vitamin D, are: Proper functioning of Vitamin D brainbody absorption of calcium and phosphorus, strengthening bones, teeth and muscles.
Foods that contain vitamin D should continue to be consumed
Vitamin D can be obtained through exposure to sunlight (20 minutes without sunscreen) and through food. The main foods are of animal origin, such as:
- an egg
Based on the vitamin D recommendation, the Harvard School of Public Health says the ideal is 600 IU/day for adults age 70 and younger and 800 IU/day for people over 70.
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