Foods High in Vitamin D

Here are some foods that are high in vitamin D:

Fatty fish, such as salmon, sardines, mackerel, and tuna
  • Fatty fish, such as salmon, sardines, mackerel, and tuna are excellent sources of vitamin D. For example, a 3-ounce serving of salmon contains 570 IU of vitamin D, which is more than 70% of the daily recommended intake.
    Egg yolks
  • Egg yolks are another good source of vitamin D. One large egg yolk contains about 44 IU of vitamin D.
    Beef liver
  • Beef liver is another good source of vitamin D. A 3-ounce serving of beef liver contains about 420 IU of vitamin D.
  • Mushrooms are a good source of vitamin D, especially when exposed to ultraviolet light. For example, a 1-cup serving of cooked shiitake mushrooms contains about 150 IU of vitamin D.
    Fortified foods
  • Fortified foods, such as milk, cereal, and orange juice, are another good source of vitamin D. For example, a 1-cup serving of fortified milk contains about 120 IU of vitamin D.

It is important to note that it can be difficult to get enough vitamin D from diet alone. Many people need to take a vitamin D supplement to ensure they are getting enough. The recommended daily intake of vitamin D for adults is 600 IU for people under 70 years old and 800 IU for people over 70 years old.

If you are concerned about your vitamin D intake, talk to your doctor. They can test your vitamin D levels and recommend the best way to get enough vitamin D.