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5 fruits and vegetables for your Vitamin D fix

DUBAI – With more than 90 percent of UAE residents reportedly deficient in Vitamin D, it is important for us to include nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables in our diet to help provide Vitamin D without baking in the sun.

Vitamin D is important as it plays a vital role in bone health as well as in nerve, muscle and immune function. Our bodies can actually make and absorb Vitamin D from sunshine.

If you’re looking for ways to include more Vitamin D in your life without having to go outside, online fruit and vegetable delivery platform NRTC Fresh suggests these top five fruit and vegetables:

Mushrooms

Mushrooms have high levels of iron, so combined with Vitamin D, works together for healthier bones.

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Broccoli

Broccoli has high levels of Vitamin D and is also full of iron too. Brocolli can be easily added steamed or boiled as a side dish to most meals.

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Avocado

Not only does avocado have plenty of Vitamin D, it also helps reduce inflammation, lowering redness and also fighting wrinkles thereby making it highly recommended in a balanced diet.

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Papaya

Papaya is great eaten on its own, in fruit salads or even in savoury Asian dishes. The papaya is also high in fibre, which is great for digestion.

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Peach

Peaches should be a staple in your fruit basket. They have high levels of Vitamin D and also help prevent the risk of Type 1 diabetes as they show a significant decrease in blood sugar levels, thanks to their high fiber content.

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