Hello, Awesome Bunch!
Now I’m not sure about where you live, but for as unpredictable as the weather is here in Great Britain, I still think the Land of Scones and Tea is still closer to winter.
And that means a ton of things: numb fingers, no ice-cream, and a reduction in Vitamin D. But only because the sun isn’t out doesn’t mean your levels have to drop, in fact here are 7 quick tips to make your Vitamin D levels soar!
- Egg it Up
Eggs have 10% of the Vitamin D which you require daily. Aside from that it also increases your vitamin B3, lowers your cholesterol levels and is rich in minerals such as zinc, and copper , which help strengthen the immune system. Try incorporating it in your daily meals such as during breakfast with some toast, or during lunch with rice. Check out these healthy recipes from realsimple for some cool ideas.
Fish lovers take note, your affection for all things to do with the sea has been paid in. Foods such as salmon can provide 112% percent of vitamin-that’s right more than 100%!. But if you don’t eat meat or dairy…
3. Fortified Almond Milk
Almond milk is habitually fortified with Vitamin D, but you must check the labels to see if they are. If almond milk isn’t exactly for you, then soy milk is another great option.
4. Tuna Things Up
Fresh tuna, canned tuna, they all count in aiding you and your journey to increasing vitamin D. As much as tuna is delicous by itself, sometimes recipes are required, so here are some from foodnetwork.
Mushrooms are an amazing type of food, they convert sunlight into vitamin D, a bit like our skin. In fact, just exposing mushrooms outside into sunlight for just 5 minutes can make a mushroom have a substantial amount of vitamin D, mushrooms such as Portabella and Maitake are some of the best.
What a delicacy! Apart from being a tasty treat, swordfish offers various health benefits not only does it contains essential amino acids (which help with muscle strength), and it also contains omega-3 fatty acids, it also helps increase your vitamin D.
*Warning: Swordfish is part of the list of the foods which aren’t recommended for pregnant women.
7. Go Orange
This can work both way; by acquiring exposure from the sun (so long as you have sunscreen), as well as consuming/drinking oranges. When the sun is out, why not have a mixture of both?
According to Dr Axe, the government is concerned with the fact there is a growing lack of vitamin D, so are thinking of doubling the recommended intake. Vitamin D is important for numerous things such as reducing your risk of cancer, helps you maintain a healthy weight, as well as the famous fact that it maintains your bones strong.
With that in mind it’s imperative we increase our Vitamin D levels?
Can you think of anymore foods rich in Vitamin D?