Ingrid S. Greene
Communications Professional for the Wellness Industry

Ingrid@yogatohavefun.com

I’ve written about this before, but it seems that more and more of my generation are lacking in Vitamin D.  Many of us are taking D supplements which I think is a good thing since we somehow aren’t getting enough via the sun, food, or however else.

Recently, a good friend of mine recommended eating foods that are rich in other supplements that can help the absorption of the D.  I found an article on it Wikihow that outlined it nicely:

Consider increasing your intake of other nutrients that are cofactors of vitamin D. Cofactors are nutrients that work together to help the body absorb as much of the nutrients as possible. For example, magnesium is known to be a co-factor of vitamin D. This means that eating foods that are rich in magnesium, or taking magnesium supplements, may help your body to absorb vitamin D more efficiently. Other nutrients that are thought to help your body absorb vitamin D include:

  • Boron. Foods that are rich in boron include almonds, apples, hazelnuts, dates, and avocados.
  • Vitamin K. Foods that are rich in vitamin K include basil, kale, spinach, scallions, Brussels sprouts, and asparagus.
  • Zinc. Foods that are rich in zinc include oysters, crab, beef chuck, fortified breakfast cereal, lobsters and baked beans.
  • Vitamin A. Foods that are rich in vitamin A include sweet potatoes, carrots, kale, butternut squash, dried apricots, and romaine lettuce.”

This month I got a bottle of 5000 UI from Inner Sanctuary.  It’s a small pill which is easy to swallow and provides A LOT of UI for the buck.  Get some somehow today!

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