How To Increase Your Daily Dose Of Vitamin D

As you know, Vitamin D aka the sunshine vitamin is essential for our health, but it can be hard to get the recommended daily dose, and a lot of people are deficient in it too. You know that this vitamin is important but here are some quick facts as to why:

- Vitamin D reduced depression, and getting your daily amount makes you feel better. Hence, in darker months/climates, we can feel more 'blue' or 'down' than usual.

- Vitamin D boosts weight loss, studies note that this vitamin may help with appetite.

- Vitamin D fights disease! In today's world, it is more important than ever to keep ourselves in the best overall health. Making sure you getting enough vitamin D can reduce your risk of multiple sclerosis, heart disease, and the flu. - Vitamin D aids in bone health, the vitamin helps keeps your bones strong and helps protect against osteoporosis So, we know WHY we need to get out Vitamin D intake up, but HOW? Here are some simple and manageable ways to get your dose of the sunshine vitamin. 1) Get Outside The sun is a great way to get some of this vitamin. But some types of SPF can block the vitamins from the sun. Try to get outside for 10-15 minutes per day without sunscreen to reap the benefits, that is all you need!

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2) Go Fishing Okay, maybe you don't need to go fishing, but consuming fish like shrimp, tuna and oysters is a delicious way to get your dose of the vitamin.

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3) Throw In Some Mushrooms As a sidedish or into some pasta, mushrooms are a great source of vitamin D and are easy to add to your meals. Fact: Similar to humans, mushrooms produce vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. Wild mushrooms, or commercially grown ones treated with UV light, have the greatest vitamin D levels.

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4) Egg It On Yolks are a great source of vitamin D, so forget the old fear of yolks being bad for you, we need them! Want to double whammy your vitamin D dose? Egg and mushroom omelet!

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5) Take A Supplement Sometimes, we can't get outdoors or our diet needs an extra boost; try adding in a vitamin D supplement to help get you to your daily requirement.

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How do you get your daily dose of vitamins, through food or with supplements?




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