Find out why you can’t get enough vitamin D from your food.
0:00 Introduction: You can get enough vitamin D from food myth
0:17 Why most people can’t get enough vitamin D from sunlight
1:13 Key takeaways
In this video, we’re going to talk about why you can’t get vitamin D from food.
It is virtually impossible to get enough vitamin D from the foods you eat. You would have to consume fatty fish every single day to maintain normal levels of vitamin D.
Vitamin D is called the sunshine vitamin because your body produces vitamin D when you’re exposed to direct sunlight. However, it can be difficult to get enough vitamin D from sunlight unless the conditions are just right.
In the right conditions, you can get 1,000IU of vitamin D from sunlight for every 10 minutes of sun exposure.
But this is only if…
• You live close to the equator
• You’re young
• You’re not overweight
• It’s summer
• It’s midday
• You’re laying down
• You aren’t using sunscreen
• You have a healthy liver
• There are no clouds or pollution blocking sunlight