Getting more Vitamin D into your diet

Staying healthy and boosting our immunity is important and Vitamin D plays a big role.  Some studies show that the many ICU COVID patients have low Vitamin D.  Here are some foods you can add to your diet to maintain a healthy level of Vitamin D.

You’ve probably heard that Vitamin D is important to maintain your health during the current pandemic.  In one UK study, only 19% of those admitted to the ICU had normal levels of Vitamin D.  So, what foods should you be including in your diet to increase your levels of Vitamin D?  It is recommended adults have 600 IU of Vitamin D per day.  Here are some of the foods you can add:

  • Canned Tuna and Sardines – Vitamin D per 3 ounces, drained: 40-46 IU

  • Cod Liver Oil – Vitamin D per 1 tablespoon: 1,360 IU 

  • Eggs – Vitamin D per whole large egg: 44 IU

  • Fortified Milks, Cereals, and Juices – Vitamin D per serving: ranges from about 80 IU (2.0 mcg) to 120 IU

  • Salmon – Vitamin D per 3 ounces, cooked: 570 IU

  • Trout – Vitamin D per 3 ounces, cooked: 645 IU

  • White Mushrooms – Vitamin D per ½ cup, exposed to UV light: 366 IU

Which of the above is your favorite?


Combine Vitamin D foods and supplements with these anti-inflammatory smoothies for a quick and easy, healthy breakfast!


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