Carole shares which foods contain an adequate amount of vitamin D.
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EmpowHer Carole Baggerly Founder and Director of Grassroots Health I’m Carole Baggerly, the director of Grassroots health which is a public health promotion organization working exclusively to solve the vitamin D Deficiency epidemic. Does food contain an adequate amount of vitamin D? Food with vitamin D, food is not fortified adequately with vitamin D to meet our current day needs and there are a lot of people including myself who really look for natural ways to get whatever our body needs. If we look to food, what we find is the only foods with substantial vitamin D in them or fish, fatty fish which might have 400 IU and you need 2000 a day. That means you have to have five servings of fish a day. That’s the part of the story that doesn’t get told. And so Simons it’s good for you but it’s not going to make up for the other four servings that you get everyday. So if we’re going to talk about food we need to put it in it’s proper context which is like it can provide maybe 20% of what your body needs on a given day.