Sunlight and why we need it to be healthy
The human being evolved under the heat and sunlight. Ancestral cultures used the sun to cure all kinds of diseases.
But in the West we were listening for years that we should protect ourselves from the sun to avoid the risk of skin cancer. Well, now it seems that it was discovered that some sun on the body is good.
Studies show that a moderate amount of sun reduces the risks of cancer and other serious health conditions.
All thanks to vitamin D, which is processed in the body by the action of UVB rays on the skin.
Professor Michael Holick , from the Boston University School of Medicine and author of The UV Advantage, says: “We get 90 to 95 percent of our vitamin D from the sun . It is essential to absorb calcium, keep bones strong and protect us from chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, type II diabetes, multiple sclerosis and various types of cancer. ”
We need sunlight to create radiant health, and 5 to 20 minutes of daily sun exposure without sunscreen or sunscreen is recommended so that vitamin D is synthesized in the body.
If you are going to be exposed to the sun more than 20 minutes you should apply the protector .
What are the reasons why we need to expose ourselves to the sun?
1- Vitamin D
Getting natural light prevents heart disease, is essential for bone health, protects against cancer, even melanoma.
In addition, it strengthens the immune system, protects from senile dementia, decreases asthma symptoms and supports cardiovascular health.
How much vitamin D do we need? a little more than 30 nanograms per milliliter, or an optimal level is considered 5000 iu per day.
It is also possible to obtain vitamin D from food, such as pink salmon, cod liver oil, herring, sardine and tuna.
2- Sunlight helps you sleep better
Improves the circadian rhythm, that is, the biological cycle of night, day; rest, activity It is the internal clock of light and temperature that is affected by modern life.
3- The sun improves energy and good mood
Sun exposure increases serotonin, the body's natural happiness hormone. That is why we tend to feel happier and more energized when the sun shines. Regular sun exposure can prevent mild and moderate depressions, particularly if combined with exercise, such as a walk in the park. It is also shown that exercising outdoors produces more endorphins than in a closed place.
4- Stimulates the immune system
Sunlight encourages the production of white blood cells, which help stimulate the immune system and fight infections.
5- Help to lose weight
High levels of serotonin not only improve your mood but also suppress your appetite, so you eat less in the warm climate.
Go out in the sun at least three times a week, from 5 to 20 minutes, between 10 and 15 hours, it is the approximate time it takes to produce vitamin D without risking skin health.
Dr. Cristiane Northrup recommends eating raisins before sun exposure because the phytochemicals they possess protect the skin and its amino acids increase the speed of skin renewal and form a Protective barrier.
NEVER overexpose yourself to the sun!
Burns and excessive exposure do increase the risk of cancer. Cover your skin or put on sunscreen if you are going to continue exposed after the first 20 minutes.
The minerals that have solar screens such as zinc oxide and titanium oxide are stable in the sun and do not contain harmful additives. Avoid those that contain chemicals such as oxybenzone, retinyl palmitate, oxytic, methoxycinnamate, benzophenone-2.
Other alternatives to protect yourself are to wear light clothes that cover the entire body and stay in the shade.
DRAFTING: Carolina, editor of the great family of the White Brotherhood
Christiane Northrup. (2017). Why Everyone Needs Sunlight. 10/11/2017, by Dr. Northrup Website: www.drnorthrup.com/video/sunlight
Editor. (2017). 15 Reasons why the sun is good for you and its importance. 10/12/2017, from Mirror Website: www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/dieting/15-reasons-sun-good-you-623393