Elevate Vitamin D Levels With These Ingredients

  • Publish date: Thursday، 03 June 2021
Elevate Vitamin D Levels With These Ingredients

Vitamin D levels have been associated with COVID-19 and its severity according to a new study by the department of health in Abu Dhabi. This leaves us to the question of how can we increase vitamin D levels in our bodies naturally?

We can for sure rely on vitamin D supplements but it can never be enough, here is a deep understanding on how we can elevate vitamin D levels in our bodies.

Vitamin D is the only nutrient your body produces when exposed to sunlight, so definitely get yourself out in the sun and besides that here is our food guide to better vitamin D levels.

  • Salmon

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Wild salmon contains about 988 IU of vitamin D per serving, while farmed salmon contains 250 IU, on average. That’s 124% and 32% of the DV, respectively.

  • Herring and sardines

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Herring contains 216 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.

  • Egg yolks

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Eggs from commercially raised hens contain only about 37 IU of vitamin D per yolk. However, eggs from hens raised outside or fed vitamin-D-enriched feed contain much higher levels.

  • Mushrooms

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Mushrooms can synthesize vitamin D2 when exposed to UV light. Only wild mushrooms or mushrooms treated with UV light are good sources of vitamin D.

  • Milk such as cow’s milk, soy milk, orange juice, cereal and oatmeal

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Let go of soda as foods such as cow’s milk, soy milk, orange juice, cereals, and oatmeal are sometimes fortified with vitamin D. These contain 54-136 IU per serving.

  • Canned Tuna

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Canned tuna contains 268 IU of vitamin D per serving. Choose light tuna and eat 6 ounces (170 grams) or less per week to prevent methylmercury buildup.

  • Cod Liver oil

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Cod liver oil contains 448 IU of vitamin D per teaspoon (4.9 ml), or 56% of the DV. It is also high in other nutrients, such as vitamin A and omega-3 fatty acids.

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