Today is Winter Solstice, marking the shortest day in winter. From now on we can look forward to the mornings getting brighter and enjoying the afternoon sun for longer.
Which is important for our health as sunshine, specifically the UVB rays, enable our body to produce vitamin D, which is important for calcium uptake by our bodies.
Calcium is important as provides structure and strength to our teeth and bones, allowing them to grow and repair, ensuring they stay strong and healthy.
During winter months however when the sun is low we need to rely on absorbing Vitamin D from foods such as oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, herring and sardines, as well as red meat and eggs.
So try to make sure these form part of a balanced diet.
The Winchester Wellness Team