Sources of Vitamins When D Is What the Doctor Ordered
by Bob Benson
problems, such as osteomalacia, rickets and weak bones. This is also one of the
vitamins that can help regulate growth, making it very important for children in their
formative years.

You may think that milk is a natural source of Vitamin D, but milk is actually fortified
with several vitamins, including Vitamin D. The practice began in direct response to
the high number of rickets cases that hit the United States in the early 1900s. While
milk is a good source of Vitamin D because it’s fortified with this vitamin, it’s not a
natural source.

Some fish are high in Vitamin D and make excellent sources of this vitamin during a
typically daily intake. Two of the more common are tuna and salmon. That means
that a tuna sandwich for lunch each day can provide a significant start on the amount
of Vitamin D needed to maintain healthy bones. Mackerel, sardines and cod are also
sources of Vitamin D – which means those doses of cod liver oil had some serious
health benefits for the pioneers who had access to few real medicines.

Eggs are another natural source of Vitamin D. You can use eggs in many ways to
increase the amount of Vitamin D in your daily diet. Egg salad sandwiches are a quick
“on the go” option, but boiled eggs also make a good “fast food” for breakfast or as
a mid-morning snack.

Many people don’t like liver, but beef liver is a good source of Vitamin D. There are
other benefits of liver, including the fact that this is an excellent natural source of iron
– important if you’re trying to boost your iron or battle anemia. Unfortunately, it
takes quite a large serving of beef liver to significantly increase the amount of Vitamin
D in your diet.

One thing to remember is that many dairy products are fortified with Vitamin D, but
are not natural sources. That means that milk, cheese and other dairy products won’t
help you get the Vitamin D you need unless those products have been fortified with
this important vitamin. Be sure to check the label before you assume that you’re
getting the Vitamin D you need from your daily dairy consumption.


About The Author

Bob Benson is the founder of Vitamins online. You can check out our website at
Getting enough Vitamin D is
much typically not a huge issue
for most people today, but it
was just a few years ago that a
lack of this vitamin was a serious
health issue. As recently as the
early 1900s, many children
suffered from rickets, a severe
malformation of legs caused by a
lack of Vitamin D.

Vitamin D is vital to the
formation of strong bones. When
both children and adults don’t get
enough Vitamin D, they may
have a tendency toward skeletal
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