Children, as they grow up, might develop allergies for several things which can be in their surroundings to from the food that they eat. The prevalence of these allergies has increased drastically for a few decades in the USA and Australia. Many of these allergies can be due to deficiency of Vitamin D. Vitamin D and allergies go hand in hand for many young children as they are highly sensitive at a young age. Most commonly, a lack of vitamin D would cause allergy to peanuts, shrimps, dogs, and cockroaches.
Associated risks from lack of vitamin D
Studies state that those children who live far from the equator are likely to develop more allergies. Children with a lower level of Vitamin D are more sensitive and at higher risk of developing rash and eczema. The scientific studies also show that women who have a higher intake of food rich in vitamin D during pregnancy, their children are less likely to develop allergies.
Solutions to avoid allergies
Since there exists a strong correlation between vitamin D and allergies, therefore it is mandatory to increase the intake of vitamin D to reduce the risks. Following are some of the ways through which intake of Vitamin D can increase:
- Intake of Sunshine vitamin
The easiest way to get vitamin D is through sunshine. It helps in maintaining an appropriate level of calcium required for strong bones. Furthermore, sunshine also develops an immune system function, which helps in combating allergies.
- Consume seafood
Seafood and fatty fish are food rich in Vitamin D. Tuna, oysters, shrimps, and sardines are all filled with this highly essential vitamin.
- Eat whole egg
People may often eat egg white and remove the yolk to avoid calories. But the egg yolk is a good source of vitamin D. Making egg yolk a part of your diet can help you avoid allergies that you and your child would face due to deficiency of vitamin D
Therefore, if you wish to have healthy children adjust the intake of Vitamin D and allergies can be avoided. Pediatric Health Care ensures to protect each child from vitamin deficiencies and suggests ways through which your vitamin intake can be improved. For more information call us on (281), 655-1500 or (936) 539-8190 and our doctors will help you.