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Benefits of Vitamin D

Vitamin D, the best friend of calcium and they work together to have healthy bones and teeth. Vitamin D like other nutrients has a very complex set of uses in our bodies and it also helps to protect against other diseases such as cancer and diabetes.

Vitamin D can be obtained by exposure to the sun, however cold and dark climates as well as the widespread use of sunscreens can contribute to deficiencies.

A vitamin D deficiency can cause mental problems such as depression and it can also cause cardiovascular diseases. it’s also important for children, in particular infants and toddlers to get enough of this vitamin for healthy growth. If food choices are not enough then vitamin D supplements are readily available in several options, from gummies to drops.

Food sources of Vitamin D

Food NameFood TypeServing
Size
% DV (daily value)
Wild SalmonAnimal4 oz128
SardinesAnimal3.20 oz44
TunaAnimal4 oz23
Cow's milkAnimal4 oz16
EggsAnimal1 each11
Mushrooms, ShiitakePlant0.50 cup5

Supplemental sources of Vitamin D

Food sources of Vitamin D

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