Saturday, March 31, 2007

Vitamin D Most important Vitamin

New research is emerging that vitamin D maybe the most important thing for your health well being. So spending more time in the sun will actually be good for you. But isn't exposing ourselves to the sun leads to skin cancer and wrinkles that for years, health experts and doctors has been constantly warning us about? But new research actually proves that sunlight provides more benefit to us than previously given credit to. Vitamin D helps prevent various types of cancer as well as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and even gum disease.

Vitamin d is also linked to our bone growth and development since it is needed for calcium absorption to our body. Even if we, God forbid, acquire cancer. Vitamin D can still help fight the disease as a recent study shows that mortality rates among lung cancer patients are 40 percent higher among cancer patients who has less exposure to the sun. But the sun is not the only source for vitamin D. Sea foods like cod liver, salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines and all types of milk are a very good source of this vitamin.

Some multi vitamins also provide us with some doses of vitamin d, but the best and readily available source is still exposing ourselves to the sun. But not the sun at noon type or you will get sunburn and repeated exposure may lead to skin cancer. the best time exposing ourselves to the sun is sunrise up to around 8 a.m in the morning. So jogging exercises in parks or in your villages and subdivision will double the benefits since you are getting a work out as well as a healthy dose of vitamin D.



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