Why Vitamin D Is Crucial & Where You Can Find It

December 17, 2015

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According to the recent survey by the International Food Council Foundation, people are “well aware that changes to their diet could benefit their overall health, but fewer than half actually follow through with those changes.”

Bruce B. Campbell, MD, a health specialist at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, says that if you want to start taking care of your body health, you need to start “eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy oils, and low in saturated fats from red meat.”

Regular Intake of Vitamin D

The intake of Vitamin D is one of the first things you should think about, since it is hard to get enough of it through everyday food. This is especially important for middle-aged people as Vitamin D is essential when it comes to absorbing calcium, preventing weak muscles and bones, reducing the risk of colon cancer and heart attacks.

Healthy sources of vitamin D include:

  • Salmon
  • Sardines
  • Cod liver oil
  • Milk and cheese
  • Egg yolk
  • Orange juice
  • Yogurt
  • Fortified breakfast cereal