Vitamin D is one of my favorite vitamins to talk about! It’s incredibly important because it helps to support your immune system and keep you healthy.
It also helps keep your brain healthy, bones strong, fight against depression, and a whole lot of other amazing things! And luckily, there are many ways to get your daily intake of vitamin D.
Sunlight – around 20 minutes should do the trick, but FYI sunshine through closed windows does not count – so get outside!
Another great source of vitamin D is fatty fish such as salmon, trout, mackerel, eel and tuna (canned tuna or sardines both contain vitamin D). And on the plus side, you also get heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids from fish.
Eggs are also another place to find your vitamin D, however, they will only give you about 10% of what you need for the day.
You can also find it in beef liver and cod liver oil. Cod liver oil could be a better choice than beef liver since it tastes better and is often flavored with mint or citrus. It can even be found in capsule form.
And…last but not least, if you’re not getting enough vitamin D, supplementation may be the way to go! You can get it just about anywhere. I highly recommend that you get your vitamin D levels checked by your doctor and abide by their recommendations for supplementation.
If you want a great article about vitamin D and want to find out exactly how much of it is in certain foods, check out: draxe.com/vitamin-d-deficiency-symptoms
This week’s challenge is rather simple….make sure you’re focused on getting enough vitamin D all week either through food, liquids, or just by spending more time outside in daylight!