Vitamin D - are you getting enough?
This essential nutrient gets lots of press but did you know these surprising facts about the sunshine vitamin and your immune system? Also known as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D3 is an essential molecule that is produced by the body when skin is exposed to direct sunlight.
It's very difficult to obtain vitamin D through food - with the possible exception of oily fish. That is why Public Health England recommend that everyone would benefit from a daily dose of vitamin D - particularly as most of you have been spending long hours inside, over the last few months and you probably haven't managed to make it abroad for a sunny holiday.
And that's why we at Jane Plan have introduced our very own vitamin D, with a little help from our friends at VITL, (the vitamin experts) to bring all you lovely Jane Planners, the very best vitamin D supplement possible.
Vitamin D contributes to the normal function of the immune system, as well as the maintenance of strong bones and teeth. And as you all know, there's never been a better time to support your immune system. But did you also know these surprising facts about vitamin D?
Vitamin D likes friends!
How well vitamin D works depends on the levels of certain other vitamins and minerals in the body such as vitamin K, magnesium, zinc and vitamin A. Eating a diet rich in dark green leafy veg, nuts, seeds, dark chocolate, wholegrains, meat, chicken and brightly coloured fruits like mangoes, is important. The good news is most of these delicious ingredients are present in your Jane Plan meals.
Obesity is linked to low vitamin D concentrations
Researchers have speculated that the fat - soluble vitamin may become 'trapped' inside fat tissue, so there is less available to circulate inside the body. The good news is that weight loss leads to increased vitamin D absorption, which in turn also provides additional protection against many of the diseases associated with obesity.
Vitamin D lowers diabetes risk
And now for the really good news
If you're currently following Jane Plan and would like to add your daily dose of vitamin D into your plan, for just £6.99, let us know by clicking here and we'll do it for you.
If you're thinking of starting Jane Plan you can add your vitamin D into your basket after you've chosen your meals on our web site.
And finally, if you'd like more information about the benefits of vitamin D simply click here.
News from Jane Plan
It''s been a very exciting week here at Jane Plan with the launch of our new vitamin D supplement - this together eith our gentle yoga classes and our deliciously healthy food underpins our commitment to helpting you make lifestyle changes that last. A big thank you to all of you who have offered to be "test tasters" on some of our new bars and waffles - we'll be sending the samples out this week and can't wait to hear back from you on these.
You are all part of the Jane Plan journey as we evolve from a company that started at my kitchen table, into one that has sold over 17 million meals and helped thousands of people change their lives. We're still evolving and really value your support, your loyalty and your feedback - thank you so much for being part of our journey, and watch this space as we continue to evolve and grow. We'll be keeping you updated over the next few weeks.
Stay happy, stay healthy and stay in touch
Jane & the Team