Vitamin D deficiency: The simple breakfast swap to reduce the risk of symptoms

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Vitamin D is often referred to as the “sunshine vitamin” due to the fact it naturally occurs from sunlight. During the winter months, when the levels of sunlight are low in the UK, vitamin D deficiencies can become more common.

In 2018, Kellogg’s ramped up the vitamin D contents of many of its cereals to include up to half of an adult’s recommended daily intake.

A breakfast drink item that is sometimes fortified is orange juice.

And even some brands of mushroom are beginning to be fortified – perfect to have alongside an omelette or scrambled eggs, another food which is rich in vitamin D.

What are the symptoms of a vitamin D deficiency?

Some signs and symptoms of a deficiency may include:

  • Fatigue.
  • Bone pain.
  • Muscle weakness, muscle aches, or muscle cramps.
  • Mood changes, like depression.

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