Tuesday, December 5

Sunlight – The Health Secret We All Overlook

Sunlight is crucial to health — it boosts metabolism, increases alertness and elevates the mood. Here’s more on the benefits of sun exposure and health:

Sunlight can lower blood pressure
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh found that a compound called nitric oxide (released into the blood vessels as soon as sunlight touches the skin) can help lower blood pressure.

It boosts immunity
Vitamin D is also important in activating the body’s immune defences

Increases bone health
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is formed when sunlight hits the skin and is responsible for stimulating the absorption of calcium and magnesium in the body.

Battles skin disorders
Has a beneficial effect on skin conditions such as psoriasis, acne, eczema and fungal infections

Reduces the chance of respiratory illnesses
Vitamin D-deficient kids are more likely to develop asthma and allergies

Beats depression
Affects emotional well-being and help you ward off depression and stress.

The Times of India

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