Get that D

Here are some easy ways to get the sun vitamin

In these winter months, many of us decide to hibernate rather than play outdoors. That may be fine, but it can have an effect on vitamin D intake. Vitamin D is important for bone health, and it can also boost the immune system as well as help fight depression. Here are a few ways to get that all-important sun vitamin, sans the sun:

Fatty fish, such as tuna, trout and salmon. A 3 oz. portion will give you most of the recommended daily dose. Alternative: canned tuna.

Fortified milk or juice. Most milks are now fortified with the vitamin, and some juices, too—just check the label.


Egg yolks. Note: They contain enough vitamin D to help, but shouldn’t be relied on as a sole source.