Sumary of Vitamin D deficiency: The amount of sunlight you need every day to avoid symptoms:
- The NHS states: “Most people can make enough vitamin D from being out in the sun daily for short periods with their forearms, hands or lower legs uncovered and without sunscreen from late March or early April to the end of September, especially from 11am to 3pm.
- Certain foods are high in vitamin D, and it is encouraged people try to up their consumption of these items during the winter months.
- Vitamin D can also be found in mushrooms, egg yolks and fortified foods including plant-based milk alternatives, certain cereals and yoghurts, and tofu.
- You can check if a food has been fortified by reading its label.
- Supplements are another way to boost your vitamin D intake if nutrient-rich foods aren’t something you can incorporate into your diet.