A Nutrition PhD Explains (Debunks) A Common Vitamin D Myth

“That’s a huge myth that I’d like to bust,” Ferira notes. (She explains her reasoning further here, in case you’re curious). “Telling someone to meet their vitamin D requirement through food is like giving you a quart of paint to go repaint your entire house.”

Vitamin D is naturally found in small amounts in a handful of foods—which are helpful for preventing extreme vitamin D deficiency and related ailments. For example, 1 cup of milk contains 100 IU of vitamin D. But when it comes to ramping up and maintaining healthy vitamin D status for life, those modest intake levels alone just won’t cut it.

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