Vitamin D

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ive been told today I need vitamin D tablets which my doctor has done for me, my question is besides fish and things like all bran what can I eat to help with this as I don't like either. Thank you

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    If you are taking vit D tablets at an adequate dose there is no need for you to force anything down if you don't like them! I love fish, oily fish particularly but even so it isn't enough to raise my vit D level significantly unless I were to eat a very large salmon steak every day! 

    While Allbran original has added vit D (not all sorts do), that is no different to the tablets your doctor has given you, it is a supplement. You might just as well take a tablet that slips down easily as eat things you don't like and, in the case of salmon, costs a fortune these days! 

    Other dietary sources are meat, egg yolk and some mushrooms but you normally wouldn't expect to get more than 10% of your vit D from diet. It is recommended we spend 10-15mins in the midday sun 3 times a week without any sunscreen and with face, shoulders and arms exposed. Providing your "skin factory" is working then that should produce enough vit D. But if it doesn't - take a tablet.

    So don't worry too much.

     

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    Did your doctor prescribe vit D tablets for you or did they say buy them over the counter? Do you know what your vit D reading is? They reckon around twenty five per cent of the UK population are deficient in vit D.
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      That is probably a major underestimation! Even here, on a level with Turin they think it is more like 80%!
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    You could eat some foods fortified with Vitamin D like dairy products, orange juice, soy milk, and cereals.plus Beef liver. Cheese and Egg yolks.

    Read the nutition information on packaging.

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      This only applies in the uSA. Other than some cereals (by no means all), none of those foods are fortified with vit D in any European country. 
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      That was what I meant - not all breakfast cereals are fortified with vit D. They may be in the USA - they aren't in Europe. 

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      Other Fortified Cereals High in Vitamin D (%DV per 3/4 cup): Total Raisin Bran(17%), Kellogg's Raisin Bran (15%), Kellogg's All Bran (9%), Cheerios, Kellogg's All-Bran Complete Wheat Flakes & Special K (7%).and Weetabix Protein

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      No point telling me - I can't and wouldn't eat any of them if you paid me to! I'm allergic to something in the structure of wheat starch!

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