Four ways to get vitamin D while the sun plays hide and seek

Sunshine is the best way to get Vitamin D but unfortunately the sun rarely shines on our lovely green isle.

However, while the sun plays hide and seek with us, there are plenty of other ways to stock up on this essential vitamin.

Eat fish
Stock your cupboards with tins of salmon and tuna. You don’t have to eat them every day but try to have a fish dinner maybe once or twice a week

Have a few mushrooms
Portobello and shiitake mushrooms are a great source of vitamin D and are really nice in a stew or risotto.

Cod liver oil
It’s true – things that are good for you are normally not particularly nice. However, use this sparingly as it contains high levels of vitamin A that is not good for you.

Have cereal for your breakfast
Most cereals are fortified with vitamins, including vitamin D, and you can even increase your intake by using a milk that is fortified with it too.