Are you getting enough Vitamin D from your diet?

November 26, 2013 by  
Filed under Nutrition Tips

Are you getting enough Vitamin D from your diet?

If you’re between the ages 19 and 70, you should be getting 600 IU of vitamin D every day.  So how do you assess if you’re getting enough?

Well…in order to reach 600 IU of vitamin D, you would have to consume at least 1 cup of fluid milk (fortified) plus 3oz salmon every day.  Three ounces of salmon contains about 440 IU of vitamin D and 1 cup of milk is about 100 IU vitamin D.  So you can see it’s not easy to get enough vitamin D from your diet.

Other good sources of vitamin D are:

  • 1 tsp. margarine – 20 IU
  • 1 egg yolk – 25 IU
  • 3oz shrimp – 85 IU
  • 3oz liver – 130 IU
  • 3oz sardines – 230 IU
  • 3oz kippered herring – 75 IU