Alimentos con vitamina D

Foods with vitamin D

The immune system varies with seasonal changes and one of the keys to staying healthy is vitamin D. Next, we will see What is vitamin D for? and how to increase it through food.

What is vitamin D for?

It performs several functions and has benefits that contribute to the proper functioning of the body:

  • Maintains muscle and bone health, preventing related diseases.
  • Regulates, controls and balances calcium absorption and phosphorus.
  • Strengthens the immune system.
  • Helps prevent respiratory, autoimmune and cardiovascular diseases.
  • Improves cognitive function.
  • Regulates blood sugar and prevents diseases such as diabetes.
  • Prevents skin aging.

How to increase vitamin D?

The natural way to obtain vitamin D is through exposing your skin to the sun. It seems like an easy task, especially in summer, but there are climatic factors, lifestyles, medications and diseases that make correct absorption and/or exposure to the sun's rays difficult. Therefore, it is important to take into account some foods with vitamin D To avoid or improve the lack of this:

  • Dairy, cheese and yogurt.
  • Eggs: Healthy option with A, D, E and Omega 3 .
  • Mushrooms: ideal for taking care of the immune system in autumn. We recommend: Easy and healthy recipes to enjoy the flavor and properties of mushrooms .
  • Blue and fatty fish: salmon, tuna, sardine and mackerel.
  • Seafood: oysters, prawns, clams or shrimp.
  • Cod liver oil. Contains A, D and Omega 3.
  • You can also take vitamin supplements to complement a balanced diet. Likewise, we recommend putting yourself in the hands of specialist doctors before taking them.

Now that you know what vitamin D is for, its many benefits and what foods you can increase it with... all that's left is to take action!

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