Vitamin D is crucial for protecting against cancer, diabetes, depression, and heart disease. Although the recommended daily dose of vitamin D is 400 international units (IU), new research suggests taking at least 1,700 IU of vitamin D daily to get its health benefits. And while sunshine is the best source of vitamin D, you can still load up on the vitamin by adding these vitamin D-rich foods to your diet.
A 3.5-ounce serving of wild salmon has 360 IU, or 90 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin D. It's also one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which are associated with a lowered risk of heart disease, cancer, and depression.
Try these healthy recipes:
Pasta with Smoked Salmon & Lemon Cream
BBQ Salmon with Greens and Sweet Potato
Lemon Butter Salmon & Broccoli Penne