How do you get vitamin d without drinking milk?
Sources of Vitamin D:
Chinook Salmon, baked/broiled (4 oz - 411 IU* Vit D)
Shrimp, steamed/boiled (4 oz -162.39 IU Vit D)
Cod, baked/broiled (4 oz - 63.50 IU Vit D)
Egg, whole, boiled (1 each - 22.88 IU Vit D)
* IU = International Units
Direct (not behind a glass/window) sunlight.
Sunscreen reportedly prevents the skin from producing Vitamin D while out in the sun.
-> If a person with very fair, sunburn-prone skin isn't planning on being in the sun for a long time, and the rays aren't too intense (i.e. summer evenings), some recommend going without sunscreen so the skin can produce some vitamin D.
- The further a person is from the equator and the darker their skin, the longer sun exposure they need.
*antioxidants, such as those found in berries and brightly coloured fruits and vegetables, greatly boost the body's ability to handle sunlight without burning.