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Tuesday, 12 April 2011

The best natural sources of Vitamin D

Most of our Vitamin D comes from sunlight on our skin, it forms under the skin in reaction to light. While the best source is summer sunlight, Vitamin D is also found in a small number of foods.

Cod liver oil 1,360 units per standard serving
Salmon 360 units
Mackerel 345 units
Tuna fish 200 units
Sardines 250 units
Milk 98 units
Margarine 60 units
Cereals 40 units
Eggs 20 units (per egg)
Beef liver 15 units
Swiss cheese 12 units

Just keep away from Margarine and cereals !

Source: US Food and Drug Administration. Adults are recommended to consume 400 units of Vitamin D a day.

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