Friday, May 17, 2013

What the Sun Can Do For You

The Sun Supplier

Did you know that just 10 to 15 minutes of sun exposure is enough to synthesize the amount of Vitamin D that your body needs for one day? Vitamin D is important in maintaining normal blood levels, aiding in the absorption of calcium, and it could help prevent against hypertension, cancer, and several autoimmune diseases. Deficiencies for this important vitamin are common in the winter months. Foods like seafood (cod liver and eel), dairy products, and mushrooms contain a type of Vitamin D, but often it is in very small quantities. The National Institute of Health recommends 600 IU (15 mcg) of Vitamin D for adults 19 through 50 years of age. It is beneficial to add these foods to your diet supplemented with a Vitamin D tablet. The best way however, to ensure that you are getting enough of this important vitamin is by spending a few minutes in the sun everyday.  So get outside and enjoy some beautiful weather!

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