Friday, 6 December 2013

Vitamin D Food sources


Vitamin D Food sources

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin. This means that your body can store extra amounts of vitamin D. It aids in the absorption of calcium and phosphate by the intestine

Sources of Vitamin D: 


There are 3 ways to get Vitamin D: food, sunlight and supplements. If you are not getting enough sunlight or you don’t spend enough time outdoors, you need to take supplements in order to cover your Vitamin D shortage. Foods which contain Vitamin D3 include fish (catfish, salmon, mackerel, sardines, tuna, eel), eggs, fortified milk, and cod liver oil with lesser amounts in beef liver, cheese,shiitake mushrooms and egg yolks.  

What can high-vitamin D foods do for you?

  • Help optimize calcium metabolism
  • Help optimize phosphorus metabolism
  • Help prevent type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, high blood pressure, heart attack, congestive heart failure, and stroke
  • Help prevent falls and muscle weakness
  • Help prevent osteoporosis while maintaining bone integrity
  • Help regulate insulin activity and blood sugar balance
  • Help regulate immune system responses
  • Help regulate muscle composition and muscle function
  • Help regulate blood pressure
  • Lower risk of excessive inflammation
  • Lower risk of some bacterial infections
  • Support cognitive function, especially in older persons
  • Support mood stability, especially in older persons
  • Help prevent chronic fatigue
  • Help prevent the following types of cancer: bladder, breast, colon, ovarian, prostate and rectal



Mrs Shilpa Mittal Nutritionist and Diet Consultant Founder Shilpsnutrilife - Diet and lifestylemakeover

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  2. Vitamin D is surely the best thing for the bones and the entire structure of the body. As I was searching for the easiest way to tan my body. I realized that you need proper Vitamin D for tanning your body. You have provided some excellent resources to get the Vitamin D besides UV rays. Thanks for the information and I really enjoyed reading your blog. Thanks!!!

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