The ideal “weight loss pantry’ is an article series dedicated to uncovering what SHOULD be in your fridge (or pantry) if you hope to lose weight in 2018. So much focus is placed on what you shouldn’t eat if you’re dieting, so let’s check out what you should.

Vitamin D

Continuing with the nutritional supplement theme this week, we’re looking at something that most people probably don’t think about too much – Vitamin D. Why don’t we think about it? Well, probably because we think you we only get it from the sun, so we feel like you must surely have enough of it.

The reality of this is quite different though.

Most productive and busy adults in the modern world get far too little exposure to direct sunlight. And the problem with this is that we get far too little vitamin D as a result. Contrary to popular belief you can actually get vitamin D in the form of tablets or capsules, and you should be taking it daily to get the benefits of this very important nutrient.

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What does vitamin D do?

Well, it’s responsible for allowing your body to properly absorb other minerals like calcium, magnesium and phosphate. It may also help to ward off problems with bone density and certain cancers. Supplementing with vitamin D also seems to help to prevent one from contracting infections of the respiratory tract, and certain other infectious conditions.

So if you want to protect your good health and also get full value from the foods you eat then you want to get you daily dose of vitamin D.

Find out what other items you should be keeping in your “weight loss fridge/pantry” below:

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