There have been several articles in the last few days mentioning the concerns of increasing numbers of people especially children that are feared will present with vitamin D deficiency in the coming months. People get the majority of their vitamin D through sunlight which converts the cholesterol found in the skin into vitamin D. We also get small amounts of vitamin D from our food but the body requires fat in the food to process this vitamin because it is a fat soluble vitamin and can only break down in fatty meals, along with vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin K.
As coeliacs vitamin D deficiency is something we all need to guard against.
Here is a short article from Patient Co UK to explain sources of vitamin D and the problems that may arise when we are not getting enough:
I take cod liver oil capsules to try and help to keep my vitamin A and D levels up. I must also confess I am still able to enjoy cows milk in all its forms!
Check out the vitamin form - called 'List of Vitamins' scroll to approximately half way down the page to show which foods offer which vitamins and which diseases occur when there are shortages.