Here are 9 healthy foods that are high in vitamin D.
Salmon is a popular fatty fish and a great source of vitamin D.
Summary: Herring contains 1,628 IU of vitamin D per 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving. Pickled herring, sardines and other fatty fish, such as halibut and mackerel, are also good sources.
4. Canned Tuna
Oysters are a type of clam that lives in saltwater. They’re delicious, low in calories and full of nutrients.
Excluding fortified foods, mushrooms are the only plant source of vitamin D. Like humans, mushrooms can synthesize this vitamin when exposed to UV light. However, mushrooms produce vitamin D2, whereas animals produce vitamin D3. Though vitamin D2 helps raise blood levels of vitamin D, it may not be as effective as Vitamin D3. Nonetheless, wild mushrooms are excellent sources of vitamin D2. Commercially grown mushrooms are often grown in the dark and contain very little D2. However, certain brands are treated with UV light. These mushrooms can provide anywhere from 130–450 IU of vitamin D2 per 3.5 ounces (100 grams).
9. Fortified Foods
Please note, not all may be suitable for you.
If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.
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