I came across a great little article on "The Benefits of Sunlight" by Pedro A Orta, DC
My husband was recently diagnosed with D deficiency and he was taking 15-30 minutes to sit out in the sun every day to improve that. But the cool thing I read are some of the benefits of it that I had no idea the sun had for us. Many of us as diabetics can suffer from some of these things and it's nice to know that we may not have to take a pill, but just grab a lawn chair.
1. Sunlight converts cholesterol into Vitamin D, lowering cholesterol
2. Prevents some types of cancer
3. Speeds bone repair
4. Makes our bones stronger
5. Sunlight also soothes the nervous system
6. It treats depression
7. Sunshine also strengthens the cardiovascular system by improving circulation
So take a few minutes every day, and enjoy the outdoors on those sunny days.
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