Sources of Vitamin D in Winter

Winter is in full swing and some people have already been experiencing gray, short days for a while. One of the keys to staying happy and healthy during the winter months is getting sufficient amounts of Vitamin D even when the weather turns bad.

It is a challenge to get Vitamin D during winter because of the lower position of the sun, the cloud coverage, and the cold weather that keeps us indoors. Even under the best conditions, many people are lacking in Vitamin D, so the winter months can really affect our levels.

Luckily, there are a lot of foods that have naturally occurring Vitamin D. Our favorite, of course, is eggs. One large egg has 6% of your daily value of Vitamin D. Pair eggs with these other foods that pack in Vitamin D.

• Fatty fish, like tuna, mackerel, and salmon
• Foods fortified with vitamin D, like some dairy products, orange juice, soy milk, and cereals
• Beef liver
• Cheese

Here’s to good eating and good health all winter long!

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