While we are staying in due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important for everyone to know that exposure to sunlight is essential. In response to sunlight, our bodies produce vitamin D which helps strengthen or boost our immune system. When our immune systems are strong, we can fight off viruses more effectively. When going outside, also be sure to follow CDC guidelines and remember social distancing.

For those who are instructed to stay inside according to doctor’s orders, there are other sources to receive vitamin D. We can consume vitamin D from food such as salmon, tuna, trout and ham. For vegans, vitamin D can be found in yogurt, soy milk, and fortified milk.

Looking for more? Check out this article from SimplyHealth.Today for a list of 21 foods high in vitamin D.