How to Get Vitamin D without the Sun

Wherever you live, has it been rainy, dreary, and cloudy lately? Are…

Wherever you live, has it been rainy, dreary, and cloudy lately? Are you craving the sun and all the nutrients it provides but getting darkness instead? The good news is that you don’t need the sun to get vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential for bone health, protecting against colds, and even fighting depression. So if you want to get enough vitamin D even without the sun around, start stocking up on these foods.

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  • Salmon: Having salmon for dinner once a week is a great way to boost your vitamin D and to increase your omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Fortified Cereals: Check your supermarket aisle and pick up a cold cereal that’s fortified with vitamin D.
  • Mushrooms: Whether you like chanterelle, morel, shiitake, or Portobello, throwing a few mushrooms into any meal can boost your vitamin D intake nicely.
  • Eggs: Eggs are a great source of vitamin D, and two large eggs can actually provide about one-tenth of your daily dose of vitamin D.
  • Tuna: For a quick and easy lunch that’s packed with vitamin D, throw some canned tuna on two pieces of bread.
  • Ricotta Cheese: Most cheeses are low in vitamin D but not ricotta. It has five times the amount of vitamin D as most other cheeses.

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