6 TASTY Ways to BOOST Your Vitamin D (Yum!)
If there’s one nutrient you don’t want to be low in the age of coronavirus, it’s vitamin D.
As I told you last week, having low levels of vitamin D can increase your risk of developing more serious case of coronavirus—and even ending up in the hospital.
In fact, people over 50 with low D are twice as likely to be admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 than those with normal levels.
The sun is your best source of vitamin D… but most people don’t spend nearly enough time outside to get as much as they need.
That’s where your diet comes in.
Only a few select foods have enough vitamin D to make a dent in the amount you need.
Here are 6 of the best.
The current recommendations for vitamin D intake are 600 IU (or 15 mcg) per day, but I think that should be the bare minimum. Here are the best foods to help you get there.
- Canned tuna has about 40-46 IU of vitamin D per 3 ounces. Canned light tuna has the most vitamin D, compared with albacore tuna and sardines.
- One large egg contains 44 IU of vitamin D. Just make sure you eat the whole egg since the majority of the vitamin D is in the yolk.
- White mushrooms contain 366 IU of vitamin D per half-cup. If you happen to be vegetarian or vegan, this is going to be your best source of D.
- At 570 IUs per three ounces, a grilled salmon dinner or a salmon sandwich for lunch will give you about 80 percent of your daily needs. And I can’t think of a tastier way to get it!
- Coming in a 645 IU per three ounces, trout offers even more D than salmon. It’s a healthy, affordable option that will give you all the D you need in a day.
- By far, the best source of vitamin D is cod liver oil. Just one tablespoon contains 1,360 IUs of vitamin D. It’s not the tastiest option, but you can always hide it in juice or a smoothie.
Of course, how much sun you’re getting will impact how much vitamin D you need to get from foods. And as we head into fall and winter, you’ll want to eat these foods regularly.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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