Vitamin D - More 'D' In Your Diet
Vitamin D is well-known for its role in helping to build and maintain healthy bones.1 Recent research shows that Vitamin D plays a role in reducing risk for disease like multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes and certain types of cancer like breast, prostate and colon.2,3
Aim to include more vitamin D-containing foods at your meals and snacks. This can be tricky as there are few natural food sources of vitamin D in the Canadian diet. Some great choices are include salmon, Canadian beef and eggs.4
Although fatty fish is a good source of vitamin D, many Canadians do not regularly eat fish. As a result, foods such as Canadian beef and eggs contribute the most vitamin D from the Meat and Alternatives food group.
Did you know that one egg yolk has the same amount of vitamin D as 100g cut of cooked Canadian beef? Eating foods like lean Canadian beef and eggs is a practical and natural way to bump up your vitamin D intake for the day!