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.
Food sources of Vitamin D
|Food Name||Food Type||Serving|
|% DV (daily value)|
|Wild Salmon||Animal||4 oz||128|
|Cow's milk||Animal||4 oz||16|
|Mushrooms, Shiitake||Plant||0.50 cup||5|