Best Foods to replace Vitamin D

Sun Dried Mushrooms, if you can get them, are one of the Best Foods to Replace Vitamin D

Sun Dried Mushrooms, if you can get them, are one of the Best Foods to Replace Vitamin D

My doctor told me that I should be able to meet my Vitamin D needs if I eat a balanced diet.

In addition to vitamin supplements, what foods should I be eating to boost my Vitamin D intake?

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Vitamin D Foods and a Balanced Diet
by: Kerri Knox- The Immune Queen

I very often hear doctors talking about a 'Balanced Diet' in relation to meeting your Vitamin D needs. What is this 'Balanced Diet' that they are talking about, I am not sure.

If you are trying to meet the Vitamin D recommendations of years past, which is about 600 IU's for adults, then you would have to have several ounces of fatty fish every day, a couple dozen eggs or drink 6 glasses of Vitamin D fortified milk.

But now, most researchers are finding that a MUCH higher Vitamin D requirement is needed to meet daily needs- at least 2000 IU's at the low end of the scale, up to about 8000 IU's at the top end.

It's Nearly Impossible to meet those Vitamin D requirements in food!!

The fact is that nature designed humans very effectively. Those people that evolved in sun drenched areas were DESIGNED to get their Vitamin D from the sun.

When humans began moving out of Sun Drenched regions, we evolved lighter and lighter skin in order to have our Vitamin D solar collectors (our skins) become more efficient.

In fact, very light skin is almost 20 times more efficient at making Vitamin D than dark skin is!

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However, in polar northern regions, people were able to get their Vitamin D needs in the form of large amounts of fatty fish. It's a VERY efficient system.

At least until we began moving indoors, using sunscreen and eating Cheerios for breakfast instead of herring. So, in effect, unless you are a maniac for pickled herring or have a penchant for seal blubber or fish roe- it's very unlikely that the foods you eat are going to have much of an effect on your Vitamin D levels. The sun and supplements are just about the only reliable sources of Vitamin D. See my page on Vitamin D Foods

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
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