Healthy Fats and Vitamin D
March 18, 2020Articles
There is no reason to fear healthy fats, especially if they are a good source of vitamin D.
Some healthy fats we are referring to include:
- Full Fat Greek Yogurt (Not skim or 2%)
- Olive Oil
- Tree Nuts
- Nut Butters
Many people have strayed away from full-fat dairy and have lost essential vitamins and minerals because of that. According to an article published on Health.com, ‘Surprisingly, full-fat dairy products may actually help you stick to a healthy weight,’ says Largeman-Roth.” Also, in that same article, they talk about Vitamin D specifically, “‘Other studies have found that kids who drank whole milk had higher blood levels of vitamin D compared to their peers who drank low-fat milk,’ Largeman-Roth adds. “The researchers think milk fat may help kids’ bodies absorb vitamin D more efficiently.'” Something that most people may not know is that a person’s vitamin D status may affect his or her fertility.
According to a Yale University study, a staggering 93 percent of women suffering from infertility also suffer from vitamin D deficiency. Furthermore, none of the women studied with ovulatory disorders had sufficient vitamin D levels. In a separate study released in the Endocrine Society’s Journal for Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, women with sufficient vitamin D levels are twice as likely to conceive a child through in vitro fertilization, making it clear that vitamin D deficiency and infertility are uniquely linked.