Vitamin D

All You Need To Know About The Sunshine Vitamin

We all know that Vitamin D is one of the most essential vitamins required for our body. The first thing that comes to people’s minds when they hear Vitamin D is that we get it from sunlight and it keeps our bones strong. These are true, but there is a lot more to know about the ‘Sunshine Vitamin’. Common misconceptions and negligence has left people with a huge risk of being Vitamin D insufficient.

Vitamin D is an important factor is building muscles and bones, and helping the human heart, brain and lungs function well. Vitamin D is unique in its characteristics because it is the only vitamin that the human body can make on its own. Unlike other vitamins which we get through various sources like food, the body makes its own Vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. Although, there are other means by which you can get Vitamin D like food and supplements. (more…)

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Importance of staying hydrated during summer

1) Why is it important to stay hydrated during such high temperatures, how much water do we need?

Every organ and cell in the human body require water in order to function efficiently. 70% of the human body is made up of water. Summer is the longest season here in the UAE and it becomes extremely important to stay hydrated throughout in order to replace the water that people lose from their bodies during daily activities like sweating and urinating. Hence, it becomes important to drink water from time to time and hydrate the body. Apart from drinking water, it is also essential to consume fruits high in water content like cucumber, watermelon, and tomato to keep the skin and digestive system healthy.  However, drinking water is important irrespective of the season, there are plenty of reasons to drink water.

Water intake differs in people depending on their age, weight, dietary practices. Infants and children require to drink more amount of water as they tend to get dehydrated quicker than adults. Slightly older children require half a liter water per day. Water consumption in adults ranges from 2.5 to 3 liters per day. (more…)

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