This post was originally published on Hey Aprill.
In the summer your body can convert as little as 15 minutes of direct sunlight into plenty of vitamin D to keep us feeling healthy. However, when sunlight is scarce, you can start to feel tired, weak, and have higher blood pressure.
Of course, there are plenty of ways that you can get your daily dose of vitamin D in the duller months, through what you eat and what you put on your skin.
Foods Rich In Vitamin D
There are plenty of foods you can add to your diet that are rich in vitamin D. Reap the benefits of mushrooms, salmon (fresh or tinned), oysters, prawns, eggs, and cheeses including Swiss, parmesan or cheddar.
For vegetarians and vegans, products such as fortified milk, soy milk, and tofu are also sources of vitamin D although perhaps not as much as the natural ingredients we listed.