Have you taken your vitamins today? Vitamin D is a necessary vitamin needed for calcium absorption, cell growth, immune system function, and for reducing inflammation. It is a fat-soluble vitamin that can be found naturally in sunlight, in some foods and by itself as a dietary supplement. Inadequate Vitamin D consumption is known to cause rickets in children, suppressed immune response, and osteoporosis in older adults. Need to know where you can get your daily dose of Vitamin D? Take advantage of these 5 sources to stay on top of your game.
You may have already known about this one from grade-school science class. Vitamin D can be found in the ultraviolet rays of the sun and is absorbed into the skin. While the sun is a great, free way to get your daily does of Vitamin D, nowadays it seems that people spend less and less time outside – meaning that they don’t get nearly the amount of the free vitamin they could. Make a habit of spending at least 30 minutes a day outdoors to take advantage of the sun’s rays.
The key to getting Vitamin D from fish is to remember that it is found in high concentrations in fatty fish. The most available types of fatty fish are Tuna and Salmon. While eating fresh caught is certainly better overall, you can still get some nutrients from canned fish if you’re looking to save a few dollars. A single fillet of salmon contains more than twice the recommended daily value of Vitamin D!
We are told to drink milk to help us build strong bones from the high concentrations of calcium found. However, did you know most milk is fortified with Vitamin D to help aid in the absorption of calcium? So if you want to knock out two birds with one stone, drink a glass of milk to get your calcium and your vitamin D.
You can get about 10% of your recommended dose of vitamin D from just 2 eggs, and even more if you make an omelet. Eggs are one of the cheapest and most nutritious foods you can take advantage of because of their long shelf life. Farm raised chicken eggs can be even more nutritious based on their diet as opposed to factory farmed chickens. So get some eggs and get cracking!
Ah, you didn’t think we’d leave our mushy friends out of this, did you? While the other foods listed above all contain higher levels of fat and cholesterol, one cup of oyster mushrooms contains less than a gram of fat and actually help reduce cholesterol. On top of that they are one of the few naturally growing edibles that contain ergosterol – a substance that turns into vitamin D when exposed to ultraviolet light. So fry up some shrooms and then go sunbathe.
Our Mushroom Kits are Packed with Vitamin D
Unfortunately we don’t deal with fish, eggs, or cows at Logro Farms. Our specialty though is all things mushroom! Get the vitamin D your body craves inside one of our grow at home mushroom kits. Starting at $12.00, they are a small price to pay for big health benefits.
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