Get your Vitamin-D Daily Dose… and Deliciously.

You could place blame on the pandemic, but according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, Vitamin D deficiencies have been increasing well before Covid-19 hit.  Given new variants are popping up every few months, more people are retreating inside and sheltering from the so-called “sunshine-vitamin.”  

So why do you need Vitamin D?

The good news is, there are delicious ways for your body to intake Vitamin D.  

How much Vitamin D do I need a day? 

Birth – 12 months10 mcg (400 IU)
1 – 70 years old15 mcg (600 IU)
71 years +20 mcg (800 IU)

Eating fish vs. taking fish oil

A diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids provides a host of benefits for your health.  But not everyone is a big fan of eating seafood, so they might opt for a fish oil supplement instead. Let’s break down the two options: 

Fish: contains EPA and DHA, but also Vitamin D, selenium, protein, and more complete fatty acids than fish oil.   At the end of the day, you can’t compare taking a capsule to the experience of cooking a beautiful piece of fish and putting a nutritious meal on the dinner table.  

Fish oil: most oils contain only EPA and DHA, although salmon and cod liver oil also contain moderate amounts of Vitamin D.  Fish oil has a more limited fatty acid profile than whole fish, and doesn’t contain selenium.

So if you’re ready to check the Vitamin D box today, this recipe offers a shipload. 

Melissa Harrington, our CEO and resident chef, has put together a Vitamin D infused meal that includes salmon, orange juice and mushrooms.  Check out  Salmon with Mushroom + Green Onion Sauce recipe.  

For more recipes that will help you reach your goal of seafood 2x a week visit Fish Fixe Kitchen 

*According to Mayo Clinic

**According to National Center for Biotechnology Information 

*** According to National Center for Biotechnology and Information