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Top 3 health: Foods with high amounts of vitamin D

July 1, 2016

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Article courtesy of The Morning Call.

Half of the U.S. population is estimated to be vitamin D deficient (depending on your age, you need between 400 and 800 IU of vitamin D a day.)

“Vitamin D is one of the important tools to keeping your bones healthy,” says Carlene Thomas, a registered dietitian nutritionist. Plus, it helps improve mood, immunity and weight loss.

Before you go reaching for the supplements, check out these three nonfortified foods that serve up the sunshine vitamin in the tastiest ways possible. They’re courtesy of Rodale’s Organic Life, published by Rodale Inc. of Emmaus.

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MOREL MUSHROOMS

2 In addition to a hefty dose of vitamin D, these honeycomb-looking ‘shrooms have through-the-roof levels of energy-enhancing iron. One cup delivers 8 g, almost half your daily dose. Try them in a hearty squash soup. Vitamin D: 212 IU per 3-oz serving.

COD LIVER OIL

3 Your grandma was right: Cod liver oil is good for you! Perhaps the quickest and easiest way to swallow your vitamin D, just 1 tsp. also delivers almost double your daily dose of vitamin A, an immune-boosting vitamin that’s good for heart and eye health. Vitamin D: 415 IU per tsp.

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