Eating Well

Eating a healthy and balanced diet plays an important role in looking after our own health, wellbeing and maintaining physical activity.

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Many of us are spending more time indoors and going through changes to the way we live and connect with others. Thankfully, ensuring that we are eating and drinking as well as we can is something that we are able to control during these uncertain times, which is one important way to take care of both our bodies and minds.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D helps to regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body. These nutrients are needed to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy.

Our bodies make vitamin D under our skin when we are outside in daylight. Even a healthy, well balanced diet that provides all the other vitamins and goodness you need is unlikely to provide enough vitamin D.

With many of us spending more time indoors during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us may be struggling to produce enough Vitamin D naturally. Find out more from the Association of UK Dietitians about how to ensure you get enough Vitamin D, or watch the following video.

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