Are you getting enough vitamin D in your diet? With fewer hours of sunlight during this time of the year, now is the time to boost your intake!
The Doctors explain the essential vitamin is needed for bone health and for supporting our brains and we welcome dietician and nutritionist Keri Glassman to discuss easy ways to add more vitamin D to your life. She says great sources of the vitamin include foods like:
- Wild salmon -- She notes wild has more of the vitamin than farm-raised
- Canned sardines -- These are high in Omega-4 fatty acids
- Tuna -- This fish is easy to store and is high in protein
- Free-range eggs -- Keri notes eating the yolk is important when looking to get more of the vitamin
- Mushrooms -- She says they will provide vitamin D2
- Fortified foods -- Items like cereal, orange juice, and most cow’s milk can also contain the vitamin, but make sure to read the label
Dr. Ian Smith notes being deficient in vitamin D can lead to feeling tired and having aches and pains, which is why getting enough is vital to your health.