I am trying to get better at intaking vitamin D because the winter weather just sucks and there is no sun.
The first thing I could do is take vitamin D pills but I am looking to see if I can find foods that I can incorporate in my diet.
Foods that provide vitamin D include:
To get vitamin D from food, fish is a good option. Three ounces of cooked salmon has more than 450 international units (IU).
- Fatty fish, like tuna, mackerel, and salmon
- Foods fortified with vitamin D, like some dairy products, orange juice, soy milk, and cereals
- Beef liver
- Egg yolks
I had no idea wild mushrooms contained vitamin D2. That's good to know because I do like mushrooms but I need to make sure I am buying the right ones. This is due to most mushrooms being grown inside.
- Herring and Sardines
- Cod Liver Oil
- Canned Tuna
- Egg Yolks
- Fortified Foods
From now on I am going have Salmon at least once a week and head to the oyster bar more frequently. Basically, replace chicken with seafood items. At the end of the day, the sun is still the best source of Vitamin D and this is making me question if I should move out of Chicago to warmer weather year around.