List of Foods Rich in Vitamin D

Vitamin D Deficiency, a Growing Health Concern.


Fortified milk is a good source of vitamin D.

 If you are out in the sun all day everyday, then you need not be concerned. Your body will manufacture all the vitamin D it needs from the ultraviolet light you absorb. However, as you get older, one loses this capability.

However, if like the majority, yours is an indoor life; you may not be getting enough of this vitamin.

And to compound the problem, there are not that many foods that have it.
  • Fortified milk seems to be America's primary source for vitamin D.
  • Other dairy products also have a smattering of it.
  • Fish foods have vitamin D. Swordfish and and especially sockeye salmon are the big two. Tuna comes in third. And if you want to give yourself a mega-dose, a tablespoon of cod liver oil will give you over 300% of the body’s daily requirement.
  • Liver has it.
  • Fortified orange juice has a decent amount.
  • Multivitamins generally have 100% to 200% of the recommended daily dosage. Needless to say, check the label.

Sockeye salmon is a good vitamin D source.

For more than you could ever possibly want to know about vitamin D, here is the relevant federal  National Institutes of Health Page.

A side note. I am an older person. My doc says I should take vitamin D3 supplements, period; no ifs,  buts, or maybes. Recommends 4,000 IU's (international units daily). Available at any drugstore.

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