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Are you getting enough Vitamin D?

Jan 23 2015

It’s near impossible to find a decent foundation, moisturiser or product that doesn’t contain some kind of SPF, even powders now contain it. Of course they do! Who wants to subject their skin to harmful, aging, wrinkle inducing Sunrays? Actually, the lack of Vitamin D we are now all facing is having a detrimental effect on our health.

Vitamin D plays a vital role in the prevention and treatment of diabetes, hypertension, glucose intolerance, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, depression and bone thinning amongst other things!

We’re not suggesting sitting under a sun lamp 5 minutes a day, but by taking supplements and eating Vitamin D rich foods your chances of beating a deficiency is highly likely. Here are some super easy, super tasty and super high in Vit D meal ideas.

Breakfast:

Fortified cereals such as Quaker oats can contain more Vitamin D that some supplements, make with whole milk, add fruit for extra Vitamins and have with a glass of orange juice. Orange juice can contain 17% recommended daily amount.

Swap cereal for a soft-boiled egg, one large egg yolk can account of 6% RDA. Have with brown toast and add grilled tomatoes and spinach if you’re feeling fancy.

Lunch:

Some mushrooms are a great source of Vitamin D. Shiitake mushrooms and Portabello mushrooms can be great, as little as 4 mushrooms can provide 3% of your RDA. We love this hearty mushroom soup recipe filled with iron, folic acid and Vitamin D.

Switch to a tasty tinned salmon salad with new potatoes and green beans. A 100g serving of tinned salmon contains a staggering 90%RDA!

Dinner:

Chose mackerel for dinner, mix left over mash with horseradish sauce, chopped spring onions and flaked mackerel fillets make into round flat cakes, dip in flour, then beaten egg, bread crumbs and fry on each side until hot and crispy. Mackerel has 60% RDA.

 

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