Did you know that sunlight is the best source of Vitamin D? Well, now you do, duh!
In just 15 to 30 minutes, sunlight can produce 10,000-20,000 IU (250-500 mcg) on the skin………..
Those who do not get plenty of bright sunlight several times a week need vitamin D supplements. Most vitamin D researchers recommend at least 4,000 IU (100 mcg) a day, but even that isn't enough for many people.
The hubs and I usually take a liquid capsule Vit.D supplement of 5,000 IU every other day or daily during the winter. While this works well for us, it might not work best for you. It’s best to have yours Vitamin D levels tested before taking too much or too little of this dosage.
So what about food? Where can you get the best sources to eat? Well to name a few……eggs, dairy fat, liver and fish. Wild mushrooms are the only natural vegan source. Vitamin D is also added to margarine and dairy products in many countries, sometimes also to cereal.
Anybody else craving liver? JK!
So why Vitamin D? What gives? Adequate intake of vitamin D has a myriad of benefits, especially in disease prevention. It has been associated with lower risk of e.g. osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, both types of diabetes, many autoimmune diseases and many types of cancer, even depression and influenza.
Read more at Suite101: Best Sources of Vitamin D
Had enough talk about Vitamin D? I’ll leave you with 2 things. First a laugh. Just watch how our dogs is as OCD as me.
Sadie…..the OCD prancer.
Second, the simplest egg recipe ever. Yes, of course it’s a vitamin D recipe!
Just call these Eggins- (muffins and eggs- oh my!)
- 3 organic eggs, 1/2 cup organic egg whites, 1 tbsp flaxseed, dash of almond milk and salt.
- Mix all together in bowl, spoon into 6 muffin cups.
- Bake at 375F for 15 minutes or until golden.
- Feel free to dip in ketchup, salsa, tobacco, guacamole, etc.
VOILA! Vitamin D in cup!
So, anyone else get some Vitamin D this weekend? If so, do tell!
Wanna know how to recycle all those holiday nut mixes that were given to you? I’ll post a recipe this week about how to do so. But here’s a hint. They end up looking like this!
What can I say, I was feeling nutty and decided to bake, once again.