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Top 5 foods high in vitamin D

 

Vitamin D is one of the many vitamins our body needs to stay healthy. Our body produces vitamin D when it is exposed to sunlight, however many people are deficient in vitamin D, partly because they spend many hours indoors but also because of a diet low in Vitamin D.

If you want to boost your Vitamin D levels naturally, you may do this with foods. See below:

 

TOP 5 FOODS HIGH IN VITAMIN D

I personally don’t enjoy to suntan hours a day but I make sure I get lots of good quality vitamin D from my food. Food sources rich in Vitamin D include:

  1. Sardines
  2. Walnuts
  3. Salomon
  4. Egg Yolk
  5. Fortified foods (if you are strictly vegan)

If you are strictly vegan, you might want to take a blood test to check your vitamin D levels.

 

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOUR VITAMIN D LEVELS ARE LOW

If we don’t have enough vitamin D in our diet, it can affect our bone health. This can often be felt as muscle pain or pain in the bones. Other symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Hairloss
  • Mood swings
  • Lower back ache

 

VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENTS?

I do not recommend anyone to begin taking Vitamin D supplements BEFORE taking a blood test. In Ayurveda we use food as our natural healing source, however, if your Vitamin D levels are critically low, it might be necessary to take Vitamin D supplements. Always take a blood test first to check your levels.

If your Vitamin D levels are fine, but you feel fatigue, lower back pain or deal with hair loss or mood swings it might be because of a Dosha Imbalance.   

Headaches and fatigue is often a cause of pitta accumulation, (meaning your fire energy is too high in your system). READ MORE HERE

Low mood and body aches could possibly be a Vata accumulation  (meaning your air and water energy is too high), causing you to feel anxious, moody or stressed.

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