Vitamin D is super important for dozens of health reasons and it’s a vitamin that most of us are deficient in.
Of course, people always ask me how they can get vitamin D naturally, especially from food – today I’m going to reveal the 2 best and ONLY food sources high in vitamin D.
Most protein does NOT contain vitamin D, unless they are “fortified” with added Vitamin D.
The truth is, it’s not enough and you might as well just take a pill that has much higher levels and the correct form – which is Vitamin D3 + K2.
What’s important to note is the OILS in fish contain the majority of Vitamin D. This is why you want fatty fish such as Salmon or Rainbow trout. Again, these need to be wild and caught getting natural sunlight, not farm-raised.
Vegetables don’t really have much Vitamin D, except for ONE, which is Mushrooms. The best ones are Crimini (Chestnut), Portabella, and Maitakes.
And ONE cup of these mushrooms averages about 1000iu / 25 mcg.
As far as fruit, forget about it. The only one is orange juice and that’s only if it’s “fortified”, like with Milk.
Besides, my opinion is that all juices are bad since it’s just straight sugar.
Getting your vitamin D from foods or even a multivitamin is not a good idea, because it’s not going to give you optimal levels.
The best is the sun – at least 30-45 min daily, during peak hours such as 10 am – 2 pm when the sun is above. The sun also needs to be on big parts of your body – such as your legs and back.
And getting enough daily sunlight, during peak hours, is not optimal for most people,… especially during the colder months and in different parts of the world.
But the rest of us, need to supplement with Vitamin D and also, vitamin K – because they both balance each other out and promote better calcium absorption into the bones, instead of the arteries.