Lacking in Vitamin D? Include these 5 fishes in your diet

Apr 11, 2017, 18:40 IST | mid-day online correspondent

 Lacking in Vitamin D? Include these fishes in your diet

Are you a fish lover? Do you crave for non-vegetarian food? If so, then you might be on the right track. This is only because, fish is one of those non-vegetarian items, that is rich in vitamins and Omega 3 fatty acids. Oily fishes provide natural vitamins, something that the human body cannot make on its own. Here is a list of fishes that are rich in Vitamin D and should therefore be included in your daily diet.

1. Mackerel: The fish is rich in Omega 3 essential fatty acids. A small portion of this oily fish must be included in your daily diet, as it provides around provides 90% of the recommended daily amount of Vitamin D.

Lacking in Vitamin D? Include these fishes in your diet

2. Tuna: Around 3 ounces of tuna provide nearly 50 percent of the body’s Vitamin D needs. Freshly caught tuna is high in nutrition and also the best to consume. Include tuna in daily diet for a healthy body.

Lacking in Vitamin D? Include these fishes in your diet

3. Catfish: This tasty fish is rich in healthy fats and fatty acids. Include a certain portion of catfish during lunch or dinner to gift your body with the much required Vitamin D.

Lacking in Vitamin D? Include these fishes in your diet

4. Sardines: These are tiny canned fish that are not only rich in vitamin D, but also vitamin B12, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and selenium.

Lacking in Vitamin D? Include these fishes in your diet

5. Herring: This is one of the best food sources of Vitamin D. Consumption of herring prevents heart diseases and arthritis. Though it is available in tinned cans, try to look for fresh ones.

You can also preserve these fishes in refrigerators and include in lunch, dinner or breakfast every day. Though we try to provide our body with sufficient sunlight, yet our bodies might lack on the adequate amount of Vitamin D. Pause for a while and think if our body is lacking Vitamin D. Don’t get irritated by the smell or look of fish. When they are cooked or baked, they really look great and taste delicious. So why not give it a try? At least for your good health!

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