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Boost your Vitamin D this winter…

February 13th 2014
By: Melanie Hollidge

Vitamin D is an essential part of our diet, and it’s at this time of year when we have insufficient amounts of sunlight that our bodies might need an extra boost. Vitamin D is essential for strong bones, as it helps us to absorb the calcium in our diet. Research has shown that a lack of this vitamin may also play an important role in mental health and depression. So we have created a list of foods that can help you to boost your Vitamin D this winter:
 
• Fatty fish, such as salmon, mackerel, trout, tuna and eel are a good source of vitamin D, even the tinned variety.
 
• Mushrooms, certain types of mushrooms which grow under ultra violet light, such as Portobello mushrooms can contain a good source of vitamin D.
 
• Orange juice – some orange juices, such as Minute Maid have vitamin D.
 
• Eggs – the yolks are a good source of Vitamin D.
 
• Cereals – look out for cereals such as Cheerios multi-grain.