Skip Nav
Beginner Fitness Tips
The Lazy Girl's Guide to Getting Strong
Gelatin Is Made Out of What?
Vegan
You'll Never Eat Another Gummy Bear or Marshmallow Again After Hearing What They're Made From
Healthy Eating Tips
20 Filling Foods to Keep Your Stomach From Grumbling

Little Fish Offers Big Doses of Vitamin D

Most people in this country aren't getting enough vitamin D — adults and kids alike. Our bodies manufacture vitamin D when our skin is exposed to the sun, but we don't spend much time in the sun these days. And when we do, we wear sunscreen.

This hard-to-come-by vitamin plays an important role in our overall health. Not only does vitamin D help keep our bones strong, it helps prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. Added to foods like fortified cereal, milk, and OJ, vitamin D can be found naturally in cold-water fish like salmon, tuna, and sardines.

If you haven't already learned to love sardines, vitamin D could be the reason to open your heart to this sustainable fish that is also low in mercury. A half-cup of sardines provides 200 international units (IU) of the vitamin. The new daily recommended intake for vitamin D is for kids it is 400 IU, and investigation to whether the RDI for adults should be increased to 800 to 1,000 IU. Not sure how to add this fish to your plate? Try Yum's sardine and arugula sandwich. It's simple, tasty, and loaded with D!

Image Source: Getty
From Our Partners
Causes of Low Sex Drive in Women
Healthy Breakfast Meal Prep Ideas
Worst Healthy Foods
Does Protein Make You Gain Weight?
Reasons Behind Unintended Weight Loss
Dietary Substitutions For Smoothies
Best Supplements For Travelers
What Happens to Your Body When You Overeat
Vegan Weekly Dinner Plan
The Best Fitness and Health Hotels and Resorts
Healthy Late-Night Snacks That Are Low in Calories
Gelatin Is Made Out of What?
From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds