Vitamin D is one of the most important nutrients for overall health, and sunlight is one of our best sources of it. Aim to get at least 30 minutes of sunlight each day—preferably in the afternoon, and without sunscreen.
We get vitamin D from our diet and supplements, but sunlight is an important source of this essential nutrient. Vitamin D is necessary for key biological processes to take place in the body.
Benefits Of Vitamin D To The Body
Other benefits of Vitamin D to the body includes;
- Supporting healthy bones
- Managing calcium levels
- Reducing inflammation
- Supporting the immune system and glucose metabolism
Studies have noted a link between exposure to the sun and lower blood pressure levels, with reduced death rates from cardiovascular issues. They suggest that exposure to sunlight triggers the skin to release stores of nitrogen oxides, which cause arteries to dilate, lowering blood pressure, and may reduce the impact of metabolic syndrome.