Vitamin D is among the best nutrients for your body and your brain that can be sourced from Vitamin D rich foods, pure sunlight, or supplements. Vitamin D has a great function and impact on our metabolism, thyroid, colon, bone health and heart health. It’s best found through everyday sunlight exposure of about 10-15 minutes, but since most people do not get it daily because of weather or schedule restrictions, Vitamin D rich foods and supplements are very important. Vitamin D can also help with a poor digestive system, rickets, weak bones, joint pain, heart murmurs, diabetes, depression, epilepsy, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, and hypoglycemia. The recommended daily dose of Vitamin D is about 400 international units (I.U.). Check out a list of 7 foods rich in Vitamin D.
Shrimp as well as lobster are a great source of Vitamin D, with about 290% of your daily requirements in ½ cup serving. You can steam, sauté or grill shrimp. Shrimp contains no fat and is rich in protein, making it an excellent brain food.