Vitamin D is naturally obtained through exposure to sunlight and from foods such as oily fish, eggs, fortified fat spreads and some fortified breakfast cereals.
It’s difficult to get enough from food alone.
Source: Department of Health
- Vitamins & minerals health centre: Vitamin D deficiency @ WebMD
Excerpt: Known as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D is produced by the body in response to sunlight. It also occurs naturally in a few foods — including fish, fish liver oils and egg yolks — and in fortified dairy and grain products.
- Vitamin D Deficiency @ Patient.co.uk
Excerpt: Vitamin D is mostly made in the skin by exposure to sunlight. Most foods contain very little vitamin D naturally, though some are fortified (enriched) with added vitamin D. Foods that contain vitamin D include oily fish (such as sardines, pilchards, herring, trout, tuna, salmon and mackerel), egg yolk and fortified foods (this means they have vitamin D added to them) such as margarine, some cereals, infant formula milk.
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