We all know vitamins are there to make us healthier. We also know in the case of vitamin D we can get it from the sun. However we can get this vitamin from certain foods as well. Do you know which ones you should be eating to make the most of your intake of this vitamin?
Sunshine foods with vitamin D
If you want to be sure you get the appropriate amount of vitamin D in your diet, try eating more herring. This is a healthy food source anyway, so it’s good for you in more ways than one. Add salmon and tuna to your fishy diet too, as they’re also good sources of this particular vitamin.
Many people avoid eating egg yolks because of the cholesterol they contain. However you should add a few to your diet because they are another good source of vitamin D. Add some milk to the raw eggs if you are scrambling them, since milk is also good in this respect.
Indeed it is easy to get more vitamin D at breakfast time, especially if you eat a good quality yogurt or drink orange juice – both good sources of vitamin D.
Why do we need vitamin D?
Vitamin D helps to contribute to healthy bones and it can also help boost your immunity. It is also thought that you may lessen your chances of developing multiple sclerosis, as well as problems related to the brain as you age and possibly the odds of contracting some cancers. More research is required in all these areas and more, but it is well worth ensuring you have enough of this vitamin in your diet.
In addition Vitamin D may also help ward off the common cold and has been linked to helping with more severe asthma symptoms in sufferers. Clearly whatever your health might be like, ensuring you have enough vitamin D in your system is a good move.
As you can see, you don’t need to be a sun lover to get the vitamin D your body requires.
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