Dt. Anju Gulati

Nutritionist/ Dietitian, , India


About Me

Dietitian Anju Gulati has 5 years of experience in the field. Food and Health is the matter of interest for most of the people today and realizing the need to create awareness and spread the right information to the society, Anju decided to extensively educate herself in the field of nutrition. As a known fact that diet and exercise go hand in hand. One of the Most Famous & Online Nutritionists Dietitians in Delhi.

She has worked as a nutritionist for reputed hospitals and as a consultant with doctors and physiotherapists. She deals with sportsmen, individuals who are obese or victims of lifestyle issues- to name a few- diabetes, thyroid, osteoporosis, PCOS etc. and active/exercising sector of society. She also takes workshops on Nutrition in Pregnancy and Lactation, Child Obesity, Diabetes and Lifestyle Management, Weight Management, Blood Group Diets, Sports and Fitness. Consult her for best online Diet & Nutrition services in Delhi. Best Weight Loss Expert / Diet Consultant / Obesity Consultant in Delhi.

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    Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

    By: Anju Gulati

    What is Vitamin D? Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that is stored in the liver and fatty tissues. This means that increased body fat has the ability to absorb vitamin D and keep it from being used within our body. Vitamin D is somewhat different than other vitamins because our body makes most of our vitamin D on its own, rather than solely relying on food sources. The way that our bodies make vitamin D is to convert sunshine into chemicals that are used by the body. The cholesterol in our skin converts “previtamin D” and makes it into usable vitamin D3 which is sometimes also called provitamin D. Previtamin Ds first travels through the kidneys and liver in the blood stream, and then is converted into a biologically active and usable substance called calcitriol. Vitamin D actually becomes a hormone within our body, particularly a secosteroid hormone. What we know as vitamin D is really a precursor to a steroid hormone. It impacts not only our skeletal structure, but also our blood pressure, immunity, mood, brain function, and ability to protect ourselves from cancer.   Most foods, unless they are fortified, are poor sources of vitamin D and there are only a small amount of vitamin D rich foods to choose from. Vitamin D plays a role in calcium absorption into the bones. A deficiency in vitamin D can result in a softening of the bones called osteomalacia or a bone abnormality called rickets. Some of the biggest vitamin D deficiency symptoms include: Weakened immune system Seasonal depression Autoimmune disease Cancer Weak bones (osteopenia) Skin issues eczema and psoriasis Dementia People most prone to a vitamin D deficiency include those who live in northern regions with little sunlight exposure, people with darker skin, people on low fat diets and those taking steroids and weight loss medications.     Top Health Benefits of Vitamin D Weight management Vitamin D deficiency has been connected to obesity and difficulty losing weight. One study found that women who had higher levels of vitamin D on a calorie-controlled diet lost more weight than those with lower levels of the vitamin. At this time, it is unclear if vitamin D deficiency causes obesity or if obesity leads to vitamin D deficiency. Overall, if you are having difficulty losing weight, you may want to consider getting your vitamin D level checked. Nervous system Several studies have shown that people with lower levels of vitamin D perform poorly on standardized exams, may have poor decision making skills, and have difficulty with tasks that require focus and attention. Cancer Several studies have found that healthy levels of vitamin D reduce cancer risk especially for cancer of the colon and breast. Bone and Muscle Health Consuming more high vitamin D foods plays a key role in calcium absorption and helps keep bones strong. It may also help maintain healthy muscles throughout life. Older adults with adequate vitamin D levels are more likely to be active, have improved muscle strength, and are less prone to falls.   Vitamin D also helps with cell replication, and may play a role in the development of autoimmune conditions. The RDA for vitamin D is 600 IU/day and the Daily Value is 400 IU.   Top 10 Vitamin D Rich Foods 1) Sunlight Promotes vitamin D synthesis from cholesterol in the skin. 2) Cod liver oil 1 tsp: 440 IU (over 100% DV) 3) Sardines 3 ounces: 164 IU (41% DV) 4) Salmon 3 ounces: 400 IU (100% DV) 5) Mackerel 3 ounces: 400 IU (100% DV) 6) Tuna 3 ounces: 228 IU (57% DV) 7) Raw Milk 1 cup: 98 IU (24% DV) 8) Caviar 1 oz: 33 IU (8% DV) 9) Eggs 1 large: 41 IU (10% DV) 10) Mushrooms 1 cup: 2 IU (1% DV)   STAY AWARE. LIVE HEALTHY.

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