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Vitamin D rich foods that you must include in your daily diet

Nutritious foods containing vitamin D are a must to have in your diet as it help maintain the strength of the immune system. Know which are they.

Written By: Health Desk New Delhi Published on: May 10, 2023 16:23 IST
Nutritious foods that are rich in Vitamin D and help in boosting the immune system
Image Source : FREEPIK Nutritious foods that are rich in Vitamin D and help in boosting the immune system

Are you getting enough vitamin D in your diet? This nutrient is important for growing healthy cells, keeping your immune system humming to ward off illness, and aiding in calcium absorption so your bones stay strong. It also helps in preventing bone disease in children, and along with calcium, the sunshine vitamin guards against osteoporosis in adults.

Food accounts for just 10% of the total vitamin D that is present in our body. However, people who do not get enough sun exposure or have dark skin can rely on vitamin D-rich foods. Here’s a list of foods that are high in this particular vitamin:

1. Mushrooms:

It is widely available all over the world, and sun-dried mushrooms are an excellent source of vitamin D. Most mushrooms do not contain this vitamin naturally.

India Tv - Mushrooms are rich in antioxidants and used for medicinal purpose too.

Image Source : FREEPIKMushrooms are rich in antioxidants and used for medicinal purpose too.

2. Salmon:

Salmon is a good source of high-quality lean protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Additionally, it is also rich in vitamin D. But wild salmon can meet up to 160% of the daily value of the body’s vitamin requirement.

India Tv - Salmon is rich in omega- and Vitamin D, which is good for the heart.

Image Source : FREEPIKSalmon is rich in omega- and Vitamin D, which is good for the heart.

3. Cod Liver Oil

Cod liver oil is a popular supplement and has been used for many years to treat vitamin D deficiency. It also has a history of being used as a part of treating rickets, psoriasis, and tuberculosis. In addition, this oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and will also help to reduce inflammation in the body.

India Tv - This oil helps in reducing the inflammation in the body.

Image Source : FREEPIKThis oil helps in reducing the inflammation in the body.

4. Egg Yolks

 Eggs are a breakfast staple in every household and the yolk is the main part which is loaded with Vitamin D. One egg contains about 200 milligrams of cholesterol but shouldn’t be consumed daily.

India Tv - Must have breakfast in every household, contains various minerals & vitamins.

Image Source : FREEPIKMust have breakfast in every household, contains various minerals & vitamins.

5. Soy Milk:

Soy Milk is a plant-based milk produced by soaking dry soybeans and grinding them with water. While it contains the same amount of protein as regular cow’s milk it boasts of high vitamin D, vitamin C, and iron. 

India Tv - This plant-based milk contains vitamin D, vitamin C, and iron.

Image Source : FREEPIKThis plant-based milk contains vitamin D, vitamin C, and iron.

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