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.
- Wild fish e.g. Salmon – also rich in healthy Omega 3 Fatty Acids
- Oily fish e.g. Sardines & Herring
- Canned Tuna – good source of vitamin D, Niacin and Vitamin K
- Oysters – a type of clam, rich in lots of healthy nutrients.
- Beef or Calves’ liver- also rich in Vitamin A, Iron and Protein
- 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
- Mushrooms –mushroom are the only plant to synthesize vitamin D after sun exposure.
- Cod Liver Oil – comes in different flavors and as capsules
- 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.