The shorter days of winter months combined with more time indoors due to covid-19 restrictions means most of us are spending less time in the sunshine than we used to. As we head into winter, it’s important to up your intake of vitamin D to maintain healthy calcium absorption, lessen inflammation, and reduce the risk of chronic disease. At a time when all of us are focusing on our health a bit more, incorporate these five foods into our diet to boost vitamin D intake, and keep our immune system strong.
- Egg yolks. One egg yolk contains 10 percent of your daily value of vitamin D, so don’t skip the yolks in your next omelet!
- Salmon. Salmon is not only a great source of omega-3, one three-ounce serving also provides 71 percent of your daily intake of vitamin D.
- Tuna. Although not quite as rich in vitamin D as salmon, this versatile fish makes it easy to up your vitamin D intake in sandwich or sushi form.
- Mushrooms. We frequently recommend increasing consumption of this superfood and when it comes to vitamin D, there’s no exception. A cup of white mushroom offers 46 percent of your daily vitamin D needs, so add some to your next soup, pizza, or scramble.
- 2% milk. Milk is one of the most well-known sources of vitamin D, but if you don’t eat dairy, don’t fret, the other options in this list are great choices too!