7 Foods to Boost Your Vitamin D Intake ...

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

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. Itโ€™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. 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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