7 Foods to Boost Your Vitamin D Intake ...


Before you load up on foods to boost your vitamin D intake, you should know a little about it.

Firstly, it isn’t a regular vitamin;

it is a hormone your body produces with the aid of sunlight.

Secondly, if you eat a well balanced diet and get 20 minutes of sun a day, you’re unlikely to have a vitamin D deficiency.

Vitamin D is important because it helps to fight depression, strengthens your immune system and keeps your bones strong.

A deficiency of vitamin D can significantly increase your risk of dementia.

I do not prescribe to the theory that because you might be deficient in something you should take supplements.

All the best nutrients come from food, not a pill.

Make sure you include these foods to boost your vitamin D intake.

1. Salmon


Fish is one of the best foods to boost your vitamin D intake.

And one of the best fish for healthy eating is salmon.

It’s not only generally packed with nutrients, but it is also one of the most vitamin D dense foods of all.

Wild salmon is the best choice, but even farm salmon is good for you.

A 3oz fillet of salmon contains 447 IUs of vitamin D.2

With the Institute of Medicine recommending 600 IUs minimum for a healthy adult, salmon goes a long way to achieving that.

(* Please note the recommended minimum daily intake of vitamin D is different according to various bodies, with some saying the minimum is 2,000 IUs.)

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