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Vitamin D Deficiency : Treatment, Diet And Home Remedies

Dt. Neha Suryawanshi 97% (13209 ratings)
M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai  •  13 years experience
Vitamin D Deficiency : Treatment, Diet And Home Remedies

Food and nutrition

 Foods to be taken
It is nearly impossible to get adequate amounts of vitamin d from food. Sunlight exposure is the only reliable way to generate vitamin d in your own body.
There are small amounts of vitamin d in a few foods like:

  • Fatty fish
  • Beef liver
  • Egg yolks
  • Fortified milk, dairy products and orange juice
  • Fortified cereals and butter
  • Fortified soy products (tofu and soy milk)
  • Cheese
  • Mushrooms
  • Vitamin d deficiency foods 

Foods to be avoided

  • Reduce intake of fried fatty foods, salt, sugar and other sugary products and foods that are enriched with saturated fats.
  • Limit caffeine intake. Caffeine may interfere with the absorption of vitamin d
  • Yoga and exercise
  • Exercise outdoors has been found to significantly increase vitamin d levels even in the colder months. Weight bearing (walking, jogging, dancing, skiing, etc.) and resistive exercises (weight training, and vigorous water exercises) are effective forms of exercise.

Home remedies

  • To increase vitamin d levels in the body stay around 15 – 30 minutes a day in the summer sun without sunscreen
  • Take a vitamin d3 supplement if you are in a low-sunlight region
  • Women over 40 if deficient in vitamin d are at increased risk of osteoporosis, and should take vitamin d supplements if found deficient.
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