Nutrition: Why you need Vitamin D now

3 ways to boost your intake of this critical hormone.

By Eric Chen, WAC Nutritionist and Wellness Coach

The days are getting longer, but there’s still a good chance you aren’t getting enough Vitamin D, a hormone made when our skin is exposed to sunlight. Since it is an essential part of optimal health, it’s critical that we get plenty of it. Here are three ways to improve your Vitamin D intake without sun exposure.

  1. Fatty fish. Salmon, mackerel, swordfish, and tuna are good sources but must be eaten daily to get enough.
  2. Cod liver oil. This super oil packs more than 200 percent of the recommended daily value of D3 in a single tablespoon.
  3. Supplements. Vitamin D supplements have been shown to have numerous benefits related to cancer, bone health, mental health, and autoimmune diseases.

 

 

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