Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that helps in the absorption of calcium and helps in promoting bone growth. Recent studies, however have also linked this sunshine vitamin with the prevention of depression , improving immunity and the most sought-after thing that's weight loss.
But with the rise in the prevalence of deficiency of this vitamin , self medication with its supplements is also growing. Popping up vitamin D supplements without the advice of the doctor is not a good idea as Vit D is a fat soluble vitamin which doesn't get washed away in urine if taken in excess and therefore can lead to toxicity.
Here we are discussing few natural ways to improve your Vitamin D levels.
Sunlight Our body is synthesizes the much needed vitamin D when the skin is exposed to sunlight. The part of the sun's rays that is important is ultraviolet B.
Fatty Fishes especially Tuna -Light tuna tends to have more Vitamin D and the oil-packed variety also retains more omega-3 fatty acids, protein and selenium(immunity booster)
Cod Liver Oil In addition to Vitamin D, it also delivers almost double your daily dose of vitamin A, an immune-boosting vitamin that good for heart and eye health.
Eggs One whole egg will give you about 40 IU. Vitamin D is actually in the yolk and not the egg whites?so having egg whites will not be helpful.
Mushrooms Only sun exposed mushrooms provides Vitamin D. Keep the mushroom in good sunlight for about an hour before cooking or consuming them. This is because they transform UV light into vitamin D