How to Get Vitamin D During the Winter

Morels, milk, and other food sources can increase your D levels

From the LifeMinute.TV Team

February 27, 2024

It can be challenging to absorb adequate vitamin D levels, a vital nutrient for health, especially during colder months. Bypass the blues with these tips.

Go Fish
Consume natural sources of D, like canned tuna and sardines, shrimp, and wild salmon.

Forage for Fungi
Incorporate mushrooms into your diet. Morel, chanterelle, maitake, and UV-treated portabella varieties may contain higher levels of D.

Yolk it Up

Vitamin D comes from the yolk of an egg, so make sure to use the whole egg.

Embrace Fortified Foods

Most cow’s milk is fortified with D. An 8-ounce glass typically contains at least 100 IUs. 6-ounces of yogurt contains 80 IUs. You can also find fortified OJ and cereal.


Air it Out

A small amount of sunlight may improve D levels. Go for a walk. Just don't overdo it. Sun exposure increases the risk of developing skin cancer.



There are two primary forms of Vitamin D - D2 and D3. Some research shows D3 to be more effective. Talk to your doctor before taking a supplement. They can recommend a form and dose most effective for you.

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