7 Health Benefits Of Vitamin D That You Did Not Know!

Did you know that vitamin D comes with over 7 health benefits?

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We all know that for a plant to grow healthily, it requires enough carbondioxide, sunlight, air, good soil, etc., right? Well, similarly, for a human body to remain healthy, it needs a whole set of nutrients in good amounts!

Yes, without certain nutrients our body will not be able to function normally and we will also become the victims of a number of ailments, due to malnutrition.

Also Read :Why Vitamin D Is Important to Our Body

The human body requires nutrients like vitamins, carbohydrates, minerals, fats, proteins and water, on a daily basis.

A person must ensure that he/she includes all the possible nutrients in the daily diet, so the diet remains balanced enough to keep your body healthy.

In case a person is not getting enough nutrients through the diet, then the doctors would prescribe supplements that can be taken.

There are 6 main types of vitamins, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin K.
Vitamin D aids in the development of bones, brain cells, etc.

Let us see some of the unknown benefits of vitamin D, here.

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1. Prevents Falls

Especially in the elderly, vitamin D helps improve their body's balance and prevents falls and accidents that can occur even at home!

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2. Prevents Vision Damage

By strengthening your optic nerves, vitamin D can prevent the risk of vision damage and also a whole array of eye ailments.

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3. Treats Muscle Spasms

By helping the muscle tissues absorb calcium better, vitamin D can help reduce muscle spasms and cramps to a considerable extent.

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4. Prevents Weight Gain

By boosting your metabolic rate, vitamin D can help prevent weight gain. Vitamin D can also reduce the capacity of your cells to absorb fat.

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5. Reduces Fibromyalgia Pain

By treating the inflammation of the muscles, caused by a condition known as fibromyalgia, vitamin D is known to reduce the pain, effectively.

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6. Reduces The Risk Of Uterine Fibroids

Non-cancerous tumours that grow in the uterus are known as uterine fibroids. Taking vitamin D on a regular basis can help prevent this condition, as vitamin D prevents the growth of abnormal fibroids.

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7. Prevents Chronic Headaches

By reducing the occurrence of inflammation in the head, vitamin D can help prevent headaches caused by migraines and sinusitis.

Read more about: vitamin, bone, calcium, pain
Story first published: Friday, January 27, 2017, 14:27 [IST]
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