Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a much talked about vitamin. Also known as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D is important for mood, cancer prevention and bone and teeth health. Vitamin D can be obtained via sun exposure but also through a select few foods, namely milk (or soy beverage), egg yolk and fish. Even if these foods are consumed on a daily basis, daily vitamin D needs may not be met, which is why vitamin D is not an uncommon deficiency. The most efficacious form of vitamin D is D3, which is often sold in doses of 1000 IU which stands for international units, over-the-counter, in pharmacies. Speak with your doctor or dietitian to determine if a supplement is necessary for you.

Annique Beaudreau is a registered dietitian, with a B.Sc in Dietetics and Human Nutrition from McGill University. She advocates for clean eating and mainly plant-based diets. As a passionate and knowledgeable nutritionist, she makes the subject of nutrition come to life. Her goal is also to act as a nutritional myth buster and help reduce the confusing brouhaha surrounding the act of eating. Whether it be organizing a fundraising event for cancer survivors or writing her blog on healthy nutrition and lifestyle, Niki finds great satisfaction in giving back to others in her community. Niki’s wellness philosophy: Healthy nutrition is about tasty foods, self-love, self-acceptance and intuition. Niki believes in setting realistic goals for healthy eating that allow room for treats and fun foods including as her personal favorites: dark chocolate and red wine!  For more nutritional information or delicious recipes visit or Niki directly at