The best soy-lutions to get your daily dose of vitamin D
Although we live on a sunny tropical island, we don’t always enjoy being in the sun due to the intense humidity. As a result, many Singaporeans actually lack vitamin D, which is produced in the skin when exposed to sunlight.
In a 2019 study published by the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, almost one-third of all indoors workers in Singapore are deficient in vitamin D.
Vitamin D provides a number of health benefits for our bodies. It enables us to absorb calcium and phosphorus, and helps maintain calcium levels in the blood. It also contributes to normal muscle function and teeth.
It strengthens our bones and supports a healthy immune system, which is of growing importance as we age. Vitamin D can act as a preventive measure against signs of ageing
In fact, researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine found that people with vitamin D deficiency were nearly twice as likely to be infected by the COVID-19 coronavirus when exposed.
While sunshine is the easiest and least expensive way to ensure you get your daily fix of vitamin D, not everyone enjoys going out on a hot day. As such, it’s a great idea to supplement your sun exposure with food that is rich in the vitamin to ensure a healthy body and immune system.
Vitamin D-rich foods include soy milk, mushrooms, salmon and egg yolks. In fact, one glass of NutriSoy will give you over 65% of the recommended daily intake (RDI) in Singapore (2.5 micrograms a day for ages 18 and up).
NutriSoy is high in vitamin D3, which helps support calcium absorption and improves bone strength. It’s also high in calcium and protein, with 9 essential amino acids (which are the building blocks of protein) that can only be obtained from food. What’s more, the Vitamin D in NutriSoy’s pasteurised products are 100% plant-sourced, which makes it vegan-friendly.
NutriSoy has a low GI (Glycemic Index) score, which aids in weight loss, lower sugar levels and reduced risk of heart disease. It is also lower in saturated fat and free from dietary cholesterol. NutriSoy is the certified healthier choice by Health Promotion Board and supported by Singapore Heart Foundation.
So start and end your day with a glass of NutriSoy to ensure you’re getting an adequate amount of vitamin D! Your body will thank you for it.