Kellogg's has just added vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, to 13 of its most beloved cereals (see specially marked packages). Only 60% of Canadians are receiving enough vitamin D, and a whopping 85% of children are not meeting their daily vitamin D requirements! During the darker Canadian winters, vitamin D levels can drop, which is usually synthesized by exposure to natural sunlight.
Some of the Kellogg's breakfast cereals which are fortified with vitamin D include Rice Krispies and Special K (which my family regularly eats for breakfast), Crispix Krispies, Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, Corn Pops, Mini-Wheats Little Bites, Corn Pops, Cinnamon Pops, Frosted Flakes, and Krave. When half a cup of milk is added to a serving of Kellogg's cereals with vitamin D, a single bowl provides up to 45% of the recommended daily intake.
|Kellogg's Has Added Vitamin D to 13 Best-Loved Cereals|
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Do YOU Get Enough Vitamin D in Your Diet?
Is your diet rich enough in vitamin D foods or substitutes? Some foods high in vitamin D include salmon (264% of daily value), sardines (43% DV), tuna (39% DV), beef liver (12% DV), egg (10%), and sundried mushrooms, like shiitake (25 % DV).
Taking vitamins or eating foods fortified with vitamin D is another way to enrich your diet with vitamin D. The Kellogg's cereals listed above, when paired with milk, provide 45% of the daily value, vitamin D fortified orange juice (34% DV), milk fortified with vitamin D (39-41% DV), and fortified yogurts (20%).
What is your strategy to get enough vitamin D in your diet? Are you more likely to choose a cereal fortified with vitamin D?