Apr 18, 2024, 12:20 PM IST

8 Drinks to Fight Vitamin D Deficiency in Summer

Emily Horn

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1. Fortified Orange Juice 

Many brands of orange juice are fortified with vitamin D. A glass of fortified orange juice can be a refreshing and easy way to increase your vitamin D intake.

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2. Fortified Milk 

Whether you choose cow's milk or plant-based alternatives like soy, almond, or oat milk, opting for fortified versions can provide a significant amount of vitamin D.

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3. Smoothies with Fortified Ingredients 

Make smoothies using fortified plant-based milk or orange juice, and add ingredients like yogurt or almond butter for additional nutrients.

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4. Fortified Yogurt Drinks 

Yogurt is often fortified with vitamin D. Yogurt drinks or kefir, which is a drinkable form of yogurt, can be a tasty and nutritious summer beverage.

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5. Cereal Drinks 

Some cereal-based drinks or oat drinks are fortified with vitamin D. These can be enjoyed cold and mixed with a bit of sweetener or fruit for flavor.

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6. Egg-Based Shakes 

Eggs contain natural vitamin D, particularly in the yolks. Blending a pasteurized egg into your smoothie or shake can boost its vitamin D content.

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7. Fatty Fish Broth 

Though less common as a summer drink, broths made from fatty fish like salmon or mackerel can be rich in vitamin D. These can be used as bases for light summer soups or savory smoothies.

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8. Mushroom Drinks 

Certain types of mushrooms, especially those treated with UV light, can provide vitamin D. Mushroom powders can be added to shakes and smoothies for a vitamin D boost.

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