How to Get Your Daily Vitamin D

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With all this snow and overcast, it seems more and more clients are feeling the effects of this very harsh winter. Even if you live where it is warm, dark skies can also affect how one feels. During the summer, the body can convert sunlight from just 15 to 20 minutes of daily exposure into ample amounts of vitamin D. By getting enough Vit D, your body and mind should feel “lighter” and you can help fight those winter blues. By incorporating these foods into your diet you will not only reduce your risk of a Vit D deficiency, but you will help keep your bones strong and healthy.

Mushrooms, Fresh Salmon, Canned Salmon, Oysters, Halibut, Shrimp, Cod, Cheese, Eggs, Canned Tuna, Fortified Orange Juice, Fortified Milk and Yogurt, Fortified Cereals, Beef Liver, Cod Liver Oil

The Institute of Medicine recommends getting between 600 and 800 IU per day.

Source: PTI Buzz – February 17, 2013