Key Foods That Can Help Combat Vitamin D Deficiency

Vital to our health and wellbeing, Vitamin D is often called the sunshine vitamin. This is because sunlight is the best way to get this essential nutrient. Not a problem if you live in the Caribbean. But, if you’re in the northern hemisphere, getting enough sun exposure to produce the levels of vitamin D your body needs, can be a challenge.   

Don’t worry, it can also be found in a range of delicious foods. Eating a vitamin D rich diet, particularly during the colder months, is a great way to help boost your levels. Here is a list of the 9 best vitamin D rich foods to include in your diet.  

  1. Wild fish e.g. Salmonalso rich in healthy Omega 3 Fatty Acids  
  2. Oily fish e.g. Sardines & Herring  
  3. Canned Tuna –  good source of vitamin D, Niacin and Vitamin K 
  4. Oysters –  a type of clam, rich in lots of healthy nutrients.  
  5. Beef or Calves’ liver-  also rich in Vitamin A, Iron and Protein  
  6. Egg yolks – whole eggs are very nutritious, organic egg yolks are a rich source of vitamin D and a great alternative if you don’t like eating fish 
  7. Mushrooms –mushroom are the only plant to synthesize vitamin D after sun exposure.  
  8. Cod Liver Oil – comes in different flavors and as capsules  
  9. Fortified Foods –  many foods have vitamin D added to them, for example cow’s milk, orange juice, soya milk, and certain cereals. Always check the packaging for information.