Vitamin D “Shots”

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How lovely it is to dine al fresco...

Get a little boost of Vitamin D by enjoying a quiet meal out in the sunshine.

Vitamin D is essential for strong bones. Studies have found that increasing vitamin D reduces the risk of hip fractures and tooth loss and significantly increases muscle strength. Americans are getting less and less of the critical vitamin.

Our bodies produce vitamin D when we are exposed to the sun.

Salmon, slowly smoked over fruit wood, is so delicious...

Salmon, slowly smoked over fruit wood, is so delicious...

According to an article in the September&October 2009 issue of AARP (AARPMagazine.ORG), the Archives of Internal Medicine reports  that vitamin D may help ward off some illnesses including cancer and heart disease.

Doctors are recommending 10 to 15 minutes of sun exposure a few times a week.

How about a two-fer? Create a meal high in vitamin D… salmon and shitake mushrooms for instance… and eat it outdoors.

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