Love to Eat| Many Americans suffer from vitamin D deficiency, which also allows the body to absorb calcium. A lack of vitamin D has been linked to increased risk of heart disease, cancer, and allergy in children. The body makes its own vitamin D when the skin is exposed to sunlight. But short day winters, working long days inside an office, sun blocks and avoiding the sun have all contributed to our vitamin D deficiency.
In new research Connie Weaver and her colleagues believe that vitamin-D-enriched bread can help solve our problem. Feeding rats her breads made with vitamin D2-rich yeast was just as beneficial as rats getting D3 from sunlight. via Science Daily