It’s a very health-sensitive time that we are living in. As Covid virus is wrecking havoc, a casual flu can weakens your immunity and make you vulnerable towards the virus.
It is essential to follow the guidelines of World Health Organisation (WHO) and consume Vitamin D for the body to fight diseases.
Vitamin D boosts immunity in our body and helps to fight common diseases. It can be acquired naturally through sunlight. But since we are trapped in with ongoing pandemic and are isolated in our homes, getting Vitamin D naturally seems a little farfetched.
So these are some food items though which can get you Vitamin D to fight the diseases.
Eggs are the best way to kick starts your mornings. The nutrient-rich eggs have a plethora of health benefits. They are packed with protein, vitamins and healthy fats and egg yolk is best for to boost your immune system as it is rich in Vitamin D. It is also very effective for our bone and hair.
Like milk, yogurt may not contain rich vitamin D but it provides 80–120 IU per pot. Yogurt is a nutritious food that is easy to eat and well tolerated by people who are lactose intolerant. Fortifying yogurt with vitamin D means that lots of people can benefit by eating this readily available food.
Like most of the grain products, oatmeal is also fortified with vitamin D. Along with vitamin D, oats also provide healthy vitamins and minerals. One packet of oatmeal provides 154 IU of vitamin D, amounting to 26% of the daily value. Make sure you check the nutritional label before purchasing the packaged oatmeal.
Since mushrooms grow in sunlight, they are extremely rich in vitamin D. Other than that, mushrooms are rich in B- vitamins B1, B2, B5 and minerals like copper, too. But not all mushrooms have same amount of vitamin D, it varies according to the type and variety. It is always better to pick mushrooms that are dried in natural sunlight. If you can’t find sundried mushrooms, then you can also expose them to the sun to increase their vitamin D content.
Milk is the top food source of vitamin D. According to a research study that analyzes NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Survey) nutrition data, Americans get nearly half (42.6%) of their vitamin D from milk.
It is naturally a good source of many nutrients, including calcium, phosphorous, and riboflavin.
Milk makes our bone strong as well as gives energy to fight against virus like Corona.