Can You Get Enough Vitamin D From Food? 25 Best Sources

food sources of vitamin dEvery human being living in this plant needs essential vitamins and minerals in order to function well. While there is no “superior” vitamin and all vitamins from A to Zinc have their own special characteristics and are needed every day for health and wellbeing, it is hard to deny the fact that vitamin D, yes, the one coming from Mr. Sun, is important.

In the recent years, researchers found out that a lot of people, including you perhaps, are not getting enough of this vitamin. It may be due to various reasons such as too busy at work or working in a graveyard shift, which means you are like an owl who sleeps during the day and go out at night, poor diet and even winter, which is one of the reasons why there is a vitamin D deficiency epidemic.

The point is you need the sunshine vitamin, which is best to get between 10 in the morning to 2 in the afternoon while walking your dog or playing in the park with your kids. The truth is your bones and teeth are not the only ones affected when you refused to go under the sun. You can also be at risk for numerous health problems including but not limited to heart diseases, depression and even cancer.

The Institute of Medicine recommend that both children and adults below 70, including pregnant and breastfeeding women, should get 600 International Units or IU of vitamin D everyday while those above 70 should aim for 800 IU daily.

The question now is aside from sunlight, where else can you get your daily dose of Vitamin D?

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Barbara Komorek

Barbara is the founder and owner of www.leanhealthyandwise.com. She is a former research scientist with a serious passion for health. She enjoys writing about nutrition, wellness and lifestyle and empowering people to take control of their health.

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