Moderate sun exposure helps to get the optimum vitamin D levels. The amount of vitamin D a person receives from sun exposure depends on certain factors, and they are
- Time of the day
- Skin color (Pale skins make vitamin D quickly compared to darker skins)
- The amount of the skin exposed to the sun
Apart from this, vitamin D is available only in limited natural sources. They include fatty fishes like salmon, tuna, mackerel, beef liver, cheese, mushrooms, egg yolks, etc. Therefore, many foods are fortified with vitamin D. For example, dairy products, orange juice, breakfast cereals, and infant formula.