Your body is designed to produce vitamin D when your bare skin is exposed to the sun. We all need vitamin D to help keep our bones and muscles healthy and our immune system strong, so if you’ve spent the summer outdoors and enjoying the rays, then you’re on the right track!
However, moving into the colder months, the clothes start to pile back on and the sun seems to disappear altogether! But don’t worry, we’ve put together some nutrition ideas to ensure that you’re still getting enough vitamin D to keep your bones, muscles and immune system strong and healthy heading into winter:
It is a known fact that milk keeps the bones strong. If you’re feeling a bit low going into the winter months, add a bit more milk into your diet for a vitamin D boost.
Fatty fish like salmon and mackerel are a great way to incorporate more vitamin D into your diet. They are also rich in Omega 6 essential fats which you can read about in our previous blog.
Eggs aren’t just a great source of protein, they’re also a natural source of vitamin D. Although, it is only the yolk that contains the vitamin so make sure you’re incorporating the whole egg into your diet!
The experts at Vitamin D Council recommend taking supplements when you do not have access to natural sunlight. Now, based on recent surveys, the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) suggests everyone should be consuming 10 micrograms of vitamin D each day heading into the winter months.