Sunlight sometimes gets a bad reputation due to the fear of getting skin cancer and premature aging, which can be true. However, with a combination of healthy diet and exercise, a great deal of exposure to sunlight (preferably morning) can be highly beneficial to our body with its fantastic source of Vitamin D. This article will cover the positive effects of sunlight that you may not have heard before!
Sunlight helps produce serotonin which is a chemical in our body that regulates mood and social behavior. In the morning, you can walk along the pathway or have your cup of coffee on your corridor before you get to work. This may come handy to boost your mood throughout the day.
Abundant in Vitamin D
Vitamin D is the most common vitamin ever to be associated with sunlight, and it’s a fact. A regular collection of Vitamin D protects our body from diseases such as breast cancer, multiple sclerosis, seasonal disorders, depression, and inflammation and it also promotes bone grown. Vitamin D is produced when the UV rays from the sunlight enter our skin thus creating a reaction resulting in the production of Vitamin D.
Bathing in good sunlight can protect you from a strain of flu and cold by invigorating your immune system’s T cells, and Vitamin D. Solar energy is not just for machines as they can also help combat infections and diseases.
A low serotonin count can affect your mood and most of the time when we feel sad; we tend to channel our emotions through eating. Sunlight helps improve our mood; therefore, the happier you are, the more in control you are with your body!
Dr. Stephanie Zgraggen, DC, MS, CNS, CCN is a licensed chiropractor, certified clinical nutritionist, and owner of Lime and Lotus, LLC in Charleston, South Carolina. She utilizes saliva testing, herbs, and whole food supplements to correct female hormones imbalances in her patients. Download her free guide: Dr. Stephanie’s Naughty List – The Top Five Foods that Wreck Your Hormone Health here.