Vitamin D is where it's at in the nutrition world. It seems to offer protection from just about every chronic disease. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health have discovered that teens with low blood levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D were twice as likely to develop high blood pressure and high blood glucose levels.Fatty fish such as sardines, tuna and salmon are the best sources of vitamin D. These are also tricky to get your kids to eat because they are stinkier and have a very strong fish flavor. In other words, kids go YUK!!
Tip: Cook fish just until flaky so that it is tender. Consider spiffying it up with a fruit or veggie salsa. The salsa pictured is made from fresh cucumbers, green peppers, grape tomatoes, cilantro and lime juice. Now that is a YUM!