When considering vitamin D sunlight is the first thing that comes to mind. Of course the body generates the important vitamin in the sun – but we should be careful about how much ultraviolet we get because of skin cancer risk.
That’s why the best bet is to add foods rich in vitamin D to our diet. Why is it so important? First of all it is the main building material to keep the bones healthy. Without it the bones will be thin and fragile. Secondly, vitamin D strengthens the immune system which helps fight microbes, bacteria and diseases, including cancer.
The food especially rich in this vitamin is cod liver – the basis for cod liver oil sold in capsules that is well-known for its salubrious properties. But natural cod liver is even more wholesome because apart from vitamin D it contains a large number of healthy substances.
Cod liver is a rich natural source of vitamins A, E, B12, B6, C, folic acid, omega 3 fat acids, zinc, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, copper, iron and many other salubrious micronutrients.