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Study says 80% COVID patients suffer with vitamin D deficiency: Try these 5 foods to overcome the same

A new study suggests that 80% of covid patients have a deficiency of vitamin D. so, here we are with 5 kinds of foods which are rich in the vitamin. Read on to know more

Health Desk Edited by: Health Desk
New Delhi Updated on: November 07, 2020 20:44 IST
Study says 80% COVID patients suffering with vitamin D deficiency: Try these 5 foods to overcome it
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Vitamin D foods

Vitamin D is very necessary for immunity and its deficiency can lead to severe problems special during the current scenario of COVID outbreak. As per a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, more than 80% of 200 people with COVID-19 were found deficient in vitamin D at a hospital in Spain. 

This nutrient is extremely important as it is produced by the kidneys to boost your immunity and control blood calcium concentration. Being deficient in vitamin D can lead to many infections and diseases including COVID-19. Therefore, here we are with a few foods which are rich in vitamin D and that can keep a check on your immune system. 

Yogurt

Yogurt is rich with vitamin D ans also had protein. However, try not to buy it and rather pepare it at home as the flavoured versions available in the market can have high levels of sugar.

Cow Milk

Milk, specifically cow milk is a good source of vitamin D and is sufficient to cover 20 per cent of your daily requirement of the nutrient. Therefore, add one full glass of cow milk in your diet to increase your immunity.

Orange Juice

Orange juice is rich in vitamin D as well as vitamin C. It will not just help in boosting your immune system but will also help in bring a glow to your skin. Therefore, don't forget to kick-start your day with a glass of orange juice but make sure it is fresh and homemade otherwise the store-bought one will have added sugar into it.

Mushrooms

Mushrooms have a high quantity of vitamin D as they grow under the sunlight. However, very few of them have same amount of the nutrient and it is recommended that you prefer the ones which are sundried.

Egg Yolk

Egg is a good source of vitamin D. However, the yolk contains extra fat and high quantity of carbs but it is a good immunity booster. Just ensure you have 1 egg on a daily basis.