(HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that helps the body absorb calcium and build stronger bones.
To ensure that you're getting enough, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics advises:
- Get some sun, but avoid sunburn. The body naturally converts sunlight into vitamin D.
- Eat vitamin D-fortified foods, such as milk, cereals, and some forms of orange juice and cheese.
- Eat naturally vitamin D-rich foods, such as fatty fish, mushrooms, cheese, beef liver and egg yolks.
- Take a vitamin D supplement. Discuss with your doctor whether this is a good idea.
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