Do you get enough vitamin D in your day? Giveaway inside!

Ah, the hot topic wellness question of the era. Vitamin D is most famously known as the sunshine vitamin, but did you know that you can find it in foods and supplement form, too? Pull up a seat and let’s talk more about this essential vitamin and how it impacts your health.

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It’s Vitamin D Day today and around here, we’ll find any reason to celebrate! I’m partnering with Swanson Vitamins to help spread awareness for this essential vitamin and join forces for a giveaway at the end of this post. Scroll to the bottom to enter!

This is a sponsored post for Swanson Vitamins. I have been compensated for my time and have been sent product from the company. All opinions remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. 

Vitamin D has attracted a lot of media attention in recent years because most of us don’t have enough of it. Did you know that between 75-90% of people in the United States are thought to have a vitamin D deficiency which can impact overall health and wellness?

This fat-soluble vitamin is most commonly linked to bone health. Recent studies are beginning to explore its relationship to a healthy immune system, cancer prevention, diabetes management and even a lower rate of depression.

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Where can I find vitamin D other than through the sun?

Great question! Sunlight is the most efficient way to get vitamin D in your day, but there are two other main sources to choose from.

It can be hard to get the recommended daily amount of vitamin D through diet alone, but there are some food sources that stand out among the rest.

  • Fortified foods such as dairy, orange juice, soy milk and some cereals
  • Fatty fish such as wild salmon, sardines and mackerel
  • Eggs, specifically the yolk

And… mushrooms! Did you know that mushrooms naturally produce vitamin D from sunlight just like humans? No wonder they are at the top of so many superfoods lists!

Some of my favorite ways to fit vitamin D-rich foods in my day is to:

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If you think you might not be getting enough vitamin D in your day, supplements can help act as your “insurance policy.”

A daily vitamin D supplement, such as Swanson Vitamin’s High-Potency Vitamin D-3 supplement, can help take the guesswork out of the game if you think your levels are low or are at risk for vitamin D deficiency.

Find Out What Your Vitamin D Levels Are

To find out what your vitamin D levels are, you can use an in-home testing kit from the vitamin D council. Nothing like a test you can do in the comforts of your own home, am I right?

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Finding out your specific vitamin D levels will help you make educated choices to guide your vitamin D consumption!

It’s giveaway time!

I’m partnering with Swanson Vitamins to giveaway (1) vitamin D testing kit and sample of Swanson’s vitamin D supplement. All you have to do is enter in the giveaway below! Winner will be announced Monday (11/6).

Enter HERE: FitLiving Eats & Swanson Vitamins: Vitamin D Day Giveaway

You can also use code FITLIVINGEATS to get 10% off your order and 15% off Swanson products, here!

-Carly Paige

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  1. Great post! I’m taking Vitamin D in tablets for quite some time already and I can see some improvement – in my mood and overall well-being actually. Of course I try to get the sun as much as possible, but living in Europe doesn’t really allow that for the whole year!

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