10 Ways To Get Your Vitamin D!
Having Vitamin D is essential for your health…especially if you have MS!
When a person has MS, his or her immune system attacks the coating that protects the nerve cells. Research suggests that a connection between vitamin D and MS could be tied to the positive effects vitamin D has on the immune system.
If you’re concerned that you’re getting too little — or too much — vitamin D, talk with your doctor about what’s right for you.
Here are 10 different way you can get your dose of vitamin D!
Just like humans, mushrooms have the capacity to produce vitamin D when exposed to ultraviolet light.
Mushrooms, however, are usually grown in the dark and don’t contain the vitamin. Specific brands, however, are grown in ultraviolet light to spur vitamin D production
3.) Fortified Milk
In general, an 8-ounce glass of milk contains at least 100 IUs of vitamin D, and a 6-ounce serving of yogurt contains 80 IUs,
but the amount can be higher (or lower) depending on how much is added.
Vitamin D supplements can help you get your proper daily dose, and as Dr. Honig points out,
you don’t run into the issue of skin cancer as you might with UV rays.
5.) Egg Yolks
Since the vitamin D in an egg comes from its yolk, it’s important to use the whole egg—not just the whites.
One yolk will give you about 40 IUs, but don’t try to get your daily vitamin D just from eggs.
6.) Cod Liver Oil
7.) Fortified Cereal
If you’re a vitamin D seeker looking for a crunch, look no further than fortified cereals.
Choose a low-calorie fortified cereal like Multi Grain Cheerios to get part of your daily fill of vitamin D.
You can pair it with fortified milk and a glass of fortified OJ too.
8.) Orange Juices
Not a dairy fan? No problem. You can get vitamin D from fortified orange juice.
One 8-ounce glass of fortified juice usually has around 100 IUs of vitamin D, but
the amount varies from brand to brand. Not all brands are fortified, so check the label.
9.) Beef Liver
Although it might not be the most appealing source, a 3.5-ounce serving of cooked beef liver
contains about 50 IUs of vitamin D—and several other nutrients.
You’ll also be getting vitamin A, iron, and protein.
“If you’re going to get it from the sun, about 20 to 25 minutes of exposure is helpful,”
says Stephen Honig, MD.