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Top 10 sources of getting vitamin D

Posted by : Yashodhan Chipkar

On : 13 September 2015

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Vitamin D is the most essential vitamin our body needs which is stored in fatty tissue. Why it is the most important vitamin? This is because it helps body to absorb calcium. Also, calcium is very important to maintain body’s structural integrity as calcium is required for normal bone formation and maintaining of bone density. If calcium is not absorbed in adequate amount then, bone tissues may be damaged leading to Osteoporosis, Osteopinia in adults and rickets in children. Hence, proper amount of the calcium should be absorbed by the body every day from your diet and for this purpose Vitamin D is very crucial. Apart from this it also helps in protecting cold and fighting against depression. So, preventive health check up is performed routinely for checking of the vitamin D levels in the body. Following are top 10 sources of it : 


 Sunlight : Vitamin D is also called as sunshine vitamin as body often generates vitamin D whenever our skin is exposed to the sun. If vitamin D resource is sunlight then, 20-25 minutes of the exposure is adequate to fulfill body need for the same.


 Fatty Fish : Another greatest source of the Vitamin D includes fatty fishes like Tuna, salmon, trout, mackerel, and eel, etc. 


Few Mushrooms : The mushrooms which are exposed to UV light can produce vitamin D so, consumption of thee mushrooms will increase vitamin D in your body.


 Fortified Milk : In general an 8-ounce glass of milk contains at least 100 IUs of vitamin D.


 Few types of the orange juice : In some orange juice vitamin D is present in the higher amounts so, these are great sources of it in most convenient way.


 Egg Yolks : Eggs are used for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert recipes. These are also a good source of the it but, it’s important use whole egg not just egg white.


 Fortified cereals : Vitamin D is added to many breakfast cereals which are low fat containing Multi Grain Cheerios.


 Beef liver : Along with high cholesterol, it also contain promising amount of vitamin D.


 Supplements : One can easily find vitamin D supplements in the medical shops, these consumed can satisfy a daily need for Vitamin D.


Ultraviolet lamps and bulbs : People suffering from the high risk of the vitamin D deficiency can be advised to undergo UV light exposure treatment with a doctor’s recommendation.

All these sources are contributing towards satisfying Vitamin D requirement in the body in the best possible way. It is important to check Vitamin D levels if there is suspected bone problems like weakening of the bones, reduction in the bone density,etc, in such cases visiting nearest diagnostic centre for confirmatory tests will be of great help to start accurate treatment with out any delay.