Basking in the sunshine is a great way to relax and get some vitamin D, but it's not so great for your skin. Good thing there are other ways to get your daily dose of vitamin D, which your body needs for all kinds of important things, including keeping your bones strong, reducing inflammation, and helping cells grow. Not to mention that studies have found links between vitamin D deficiency and "bone loss, kidney disease, lung disorders, diabetes, stomach and intestine problems, and heart disease," according to Mayo Clinic.
The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for vitamin D is 600 IU for people between ages 1 and 70, and 800 IU for people over age 70. There are very few foods that naturally contain vitamin D, which is why we rounded up these tasty recipes so you can be sure you're getting the most vitamin D bang for your bite.More
Spice up your typical burger with this healthier bunless alternative. Fatty fish like trout, salmon, tuna, and mackerel are all great sources of vitamin D, and this tasty recipe gives you an added bonus of omega-3s.
3 oz of salmon contains 730 IU of vitamin D.
Grab the recipe from Pinch of Yum.
Get your pizza fix by piling your favorite toppings on these portobello mushroom caps, which also happen to be full of vitamin D.
1 cup of portobello mushroom contains 634 IU of vitamin D.
Grab the recipe from Skinny Mom.