I remember when my kids were born, it was stressed that they needed a Vitamin D supplement since I was nursing. I did a little research, and found that most adults are lacking in their Vitamin D. The sun is the most natural source for it. Spending time outdoors is a great way to absorb it naturally from the suns rays, however in the winter with the angle of the sun, the rays just don't reach us here in Canada like they do in the summer. Adding a supplement or increasing your intake of foods rich with Vitamin D is a great substitute for those months.
|Winter Sunshine Package from Kellogg's|
The sun alarm acts as an alarm clock, and approximately 30 minutes before you set the wake up time, the "sunshine" starts. It starts off slow and the light increases, to try and help you wake up naturally. I have been using it for a few weeks now and find that I am much more awake when I first get up than I was before. Kind of like in the summer when I wake because of the light coming in the windows. Much better than the groggy feeling when you awaken to a loud alarm.
As a mom, I am happy to know that when I pour their morning bowl of Rice Krispies or Special K, and add in 1/2 cup of milk that they are now getting 45% of the amount of Vitamin D that Health Canada recommends. The cereal, some fruit and yogurt and they have a great breakfast in their belly to start the day.
In addition to the Vitamin D fortified cereals, to make up the rest of the recommended daily intake you can take a Vitamin D supplement or add in other fortified foods to make the difference (certain fish and egg yolk are natural sources, milk and margarine are also fortified sources)
It is reported that over 85% of Canadian children do NOT meet the recommended daily amount of Vitamin D - and only 68% of Canadians have sufficient levels to keep their bones healthy. Does your family get enough Vitamin D?
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