Ways To Get Enough Vitamin D For Your Child

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Ways To Get Enough Vitamin D For Your Child

Vitamin D is one of the essential vitamins required for the growth and the mineralization of your bones. It also contributes to the immune, digestive, circulatory, and nervous systems of the body. It also prevents the body from several illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease.

Thus, to ensure that your child gets enough vitamin D in your body, you can follow the following ways:


Let your children get some Sunlight

Sunlight is one of the best natural sources of Sunlight. Your skin contains several types of cholesterol that act as a producer of Vitamin D; So when this compound is exposed to Sunlight, these compounds turn to Vitamin D. Moreover, Vitamin D derived from Sunlight can circulate for twice as long as vitamin D sourced from vegetables and fruits.


Fatty fish and Seafood

Fatty fish and Seafood are the real good sources of Vitamin D. The fishes can be Rohu, Katla, Indian Salmon (Rawas), and Hilsa. One serving of fatty fish can get you close to meeting the daily requirement of Vitamin D.


Serve more Mushrooms

Mushrooms are the only vegetarian source of Vitamin D. Like us, mushrooms can produce vitamin D on their own after exposure to Sunlight. Depending upon the types of mushrooms, the level of vitamin D varies. Wild mushrooms are more exposed to Sunlight; thus, they have more levels of Vitamin D.


Give Egg Yolks to Them

You can easily add egg yolks to your child’s daily meal intake. An egg per day can help your child to meet his daily Vitamin D requirements.


Serve Fortified Foods

When a certain amount of nutrients are added to the staple food, the process is known as a fortification. Some commonly found fortified cereals are:

 

  • Fruit juices
  • Ready-to-eat cereals
  • Certain types of yogurt

 

Give Vitamin Supplements

For many children, vitamin D intake can be the best way to ensure adequate intake. Vitamin D supplements vary in doses depending on the child’s age and requirement. Consult with your child’s doctor for having prescribed supplements on this vital nutrient.

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