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Healthy Food Swaps for Picky Eaters (Page 2)

Vitamin D

1. Key Nutrient: Vitamin D

How to Get It: Hate salmon? Eat cereal.
Not many foods contain vitamin D, the vitamin that helps your body use bone-building calcium and phosphorus and is also touted as having a host of disease-fighting, health-supporting properties, from helping to ward off depression to lowering cancer risk. Many people have turned to supplements to up their vitamin D intake (the Institute of Medicine recently raised its recommendation to 600 IUs/day for everyone ages 1 to 70 and 800 IUs for adults over 70), but if you’re looking to get this nutrient from food (as I am), eat fortified breakfast cereals. Most milk is also fortified with vitamin D and you can find vitamin D-fortified orange juice. Sounds like a D-lightful breakfast for fatty-fish haters!

Must-Try Meals: Recipes to Get More Vitamin D

Next: 2. Key Nutrient: Calcium »


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