Vitamin D is crucial for many functions within your body. It affects your mood, your absorption of calcium, fertility, bone health and so much more. In a recent blog we discussed why vitamin D is essential in winter.
Here is a recipe that is delicious as it is nutritious. It can help provide your body with healthy fats, nutrients to support stable blood sugar levels, as well as vitamin D. Unlike many other vitamins and minerals, there are actually very few foods found in nature that contain vitamin D.
Sources include the flesh of fatty fish - salmon, tuna, and mackerel - and fish liver oils are among the best sources. Smaller amounts of vitamin D are also found in beef liver, cheese, and egg yolks.
Since the vitamin D in an egg comes from its yolk, it's important to use the whole egg. One study also found - taking into account the serum vitamin D content of beef, pork, chicken, turkey, and eggs - these sources can increase the estimated levels of vitamin D absorbed from other sources - the sun and supplementation - 2 to 18 times, depending upon the food.
Egg Florentine with Smoked Salmon
Ingredients (Serves 2)
2 cups baby spinach
4 slices smoked salmon, or 1 smoked salmon fillet shared between 2
(You can also substitute the salmon for bacon)
1 egg yolk
75 grams butter
Juice of ½ a lemon
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp white pepper
¼ tsp Dijon mustard
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