Vitamin D is vital for vibrant health! It is a fat-soluble nutrient that enhances the intestinal absorption of calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc.
Health benefits of vitamin D includes; stronger bones and muscles, prevention of osteoporosis, diabetes and heart disease and reduced cancer risk especially colon cancer.
Did you know…the body can synthesize vitamin D in the skin from cholesterol when the sun exposure is adequate.
So how much sunshine is adequate? First keep in mind that your body will not absorb vitamin D from sunlight through a window and on cloudy or smoggy days. So be sure to use your sunscreen under these conditions to reduce the risk for skin cancer. Shoot for 20 minutes a day of sunshine outside without sunscreen is best. It is the simplest way to get vitamin D in your body! [Read more…]