Vitamin D3 plays an important role in facilitating normal immune system function, fights respiratory infections, regulating mood, and warding off depression.
Many studies over the past two decades support the importance of vitamin D in overall preventative health. A meta-analysis published in 2007 showed that vitamin D supplementation was associated with significantly reduced mortality. In her 2011 white paper Vitamin D and the Immune System, Dr. Cynthia Aranow concludes that deficiency in vitamin D is associated with increased autoimmunity and susceptibility to infection.
It is vitally important to our well being, yet Vitamin D is one of the vitamins that most people are already deficient in to begin with. It is estimated that 40% of the US population is deficient. And since sunlight is our primary way of getting Vitamin D, the problem compounds in the winter months as there is less sun and we are inside more.
A diet rich in salmon, sardines, tuna, egg yolks, mushrooms and food fortified with Vitamins D will help boost levels. Most people need to supplement for the recommended daily values to be met. You should take about 5,000 International Units (IUs) per day, upwards of 10,000 IUs as a supplement.
Honey-Mustard Salmon with Roasted Asparagus, is a delicious way to boost your Vitamin D levels. If you choose to cook this recipe with wild-caught salmon, keep in mind that a 3.5 oz. serving of it contains 988 IU of vitamin D—124% of your daily value (DV) for the day! Given that this recipe calls for 6 oz. fillets, you’ll get more than enough vitamin D from this simple meal.
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