You can get a healthy amount of vitamin D in your diet in several ways. Vitamin D is found naturally in some foods. It is added to other foods by manufacturers. A vitamin supplement is also available to add vitamin D to your diet.
Good natural sources of vitamin D are:
- fatty fish such as rainbow trout, salmon, canned tuna, herring, sardines, tilapia, and flounder
- fish liver oil
- egg yolk
- different types of raw mushrooms
Some foods are “fortified” with vitamin D. This means the manufacturer adds it to foods that we commonly eat. Examples of fortified foods include:
- breakfast cereals
- milk substitutes
Dietary supplements are also a good source of vitamin D. These can come in pill or a chewable gummy form. Talk to your doctor about how much vitamin D you need every day.
Know your sources of vitamin D to keep your body healthy!