There are things we can do to improve our health. To prevent skin cancer, it is important to wear sunscreen while in the sunshine. But did you know that staying in the sun’s rays unprotected for five to ten minutes can actually help to ward off many diseases?
That is because the sun provides our bodies with Vitamin D3, a wonderful nutrient made solely by the sunshine. Vitamin D helps to prevent heart disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis and some cancers as well. Wearing sunscreen significantly decreases our skin’s ability to soak up the D, and store bought vitamin D is not the same as the beautiful sunshine’s D3.
So before you put on that sunscreen, let the sun shine on you for five to ten minutes at least two or three times a week. This short amount of time will provide your body with more vitamin D than ten glasses of milk. Then apply your sunscreen and put on a hat to keep your skin safe from dangerous skin cancers. Be sure to reapply sunscreen every two hours while you are out in the sun. Let the sun shine!