Here I am standing at the kitchen counter typing this post and I’m cold! It’s 110 degrees out and my air conditioner is set to 80 degrees (I really don’t like it any colder than that.) What’s wrong with me that I’m always cold? I’ve been reading about my symptom and I think I’m deficient in Vitamin D.
Yeah I live in Phoenix Arizona (Helloooo it’s the valley of the sun!) so I should get plenty of vitamin D right? Well no. I really avoid the sun like a plague! Besides that I’m afraid of getting all wrinkly (I don’t have the best skin as it is), it’s too damn hot to spend any time outside! So I usually just go from a specific place to my car and back. I don’t think I spend more than 5 minutes a day outdoors! ….specially in the summer. I know, it’s pathetic.
The other day I was in the gym and started to get foot cramps! Say whaaa? I eat plenty bananas my friend! How can this be? Well, looks like it’s another symptom of vitamin D deficiency. Since I never get sick I rarely go to the doctor and I know I should get this tested but….. before I do, I’m going to start taking a vitamin D supplement to see if that helps. I’ll keep you posted on how it works 😉
If you’re interested in reading about how important vitamin D is, I found THIS great article that you may like.
These Shrimp Lettuce Wraps may not be loaded with vitamin D but they are darn delicious & nutritious! I’ve always been intimidated to cook asian food at home since it never comes out as good as I expect it to be. It’s one of those cuisines that I rather pay from a restaurant than to try to make my own. Well, these lettuce wraps just changed that! They are so easy to make, and so good that from now on, I will only eat these ones.
I think you should try them too 😉
Recipe adapted from book: Good For You (Williams-Sonoma)Print