Vitamin D Benefits, Advantages & Rich Sources Explained

Top 4 Health Benefits of Vitamin D

How to Know if You Have Vitamin D Deficiency?

Main Sources of Vitamin D

After knowing how to check vitamin D deficiency, supplement it with food items rich in vitamin D if you notice your vitamin D level is lower than the average.

Here is a table comprising top 8 food items rich in vitamin D. Have a look!


Dietary Proportion

Cod liver oil

448IU/ tsp

Egg Yolk

37IU/1 egg

Cow's milk

1IU/100 grams

Beef liver

36 IU/2.5 ounces cooked


216 IU/3.5 ounces; cooked

Cereal and Oatmeals

54-136IU (1/2 a cup)

Salmon (Farmed Atlantic Origin)

526 IU/3.5 ounces; cooked

White mushroom

7IU/100 grams

Besides, you must supplement your diet with adequate exposure to sunlight. It is one of the important natural sources of vitamin D. Exposure to sunlight for 10-15 minutes between 10 am and 3 pm or noontime is ideal and safe.

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Frequently Asked Questions