24 September 2019
You have probably heard about vitamin D and how the most natural way to get your daily dose in is via sunshine. But for when that is not possible, you are probably wondering ‘how else can I get my daily dose of vitamin D?’ Luckily, there are foods that contain vitamin D that you can incorporate into your diet to boost your vitamin D levels.
The Reference Daily Intake of vitamin D per day from foods is 600 IU for those between Ages 1-70. Age 71 and older have an RDI of 800 IU. However, if you spend a lot of time indoors or wear sunblock outside, your RDI of vitamin D should be closer to 1,000 IU. A deficiency in vitamin D can result in a number of symptoms including: muscle weakness, changes in mood, thinning or brittle bones, and osteoporosis.
So let’s go on to learn some of the best foods for vitamin D for your reference. You’ll notice that some of the foods with the highest levels of vitamin D are fatty fish, as well as foods that are able to synthesize sunlight just as humans do.
The good news is that if you are consuming any number of these foods in respect of your recommended daily intake as well as getting sunlight exposure that spurs the body to make vitamin D, your vitamin D levels should be in good shape!
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