How to get Vitamin D naturally

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How to get Vitamin D naturally

Feb 18, 2022

Vitamin D...It's important!

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for good health, it helps keep our bones, teeth, and muscles healthy. It also helps us regulate our immune system and fight off diseases.but many people don't know that. It's important to know what foods contain Vitamin D and how you can get enough Vitamin D in your diet. 

 

Where to get Vitamin D

We've all heard that the best natural source of vitamin D is sunlight—but we've also heard that we should be getting our vitamins from food sources. So which is it?

Well, both are true! In fact, sunlight can produce vitamin D in your body, but it can also be found in a number of different foods

One of the best sources is fish: salmon, tuna, trout, and mackerel all contain ample amounts of Vitamin D. In fact, one serving of salmon or tuna provides almost 60% of your daily needs! Red meat is also a good source of Vitamin D but we should all be limiting our intake of red meats.
At least one in four people is believed to be deficient in vitamin D. The condition is most likely to affect those over 65 years old and vegans and vegetarians. The US National Library of Medicine (NLM) reports that 'vegetarian diets are associated with lower 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations than non-vegetarian diets.'

However, it's not all bad news for those who eat a vegan or vegetarian diet. While it may be more challenging to get enough vitamin D from food alone on these types of menu plans, many breakfast cereals and plant-based milk are fortified with vitamin D, and mushrooms, so it is still possible to get a sufficient amount on a plant-based diet.

How do you know if you're lacking or not?

A daily supplement can make sure you're getting enough Vitamin D in your diet, but the best plan is to get some from your food in the first place. A simple blood test will tell you whether you've got enough Vitamin D. Ask your doctor.