We are entering that time of year where we are basically transformed into “Night Creatures”.
We wake up for work when it is still dark, we work in the dark because we have to stay all day inside to hide from the cold, and when we leave the office, it is most likely dark.
However, small amounts of sunlight are something we know little about. And especially when it comes to vitamin D.
Experts point out that lack of sun exposure can cause a number of problems, including weak bones, foot deformities, some cancers, depression, skin problems, weight gain and cognitive impairment.
Lack of vitamin D affects not only physically but also mentally. Without sufficient exposure to the sun, serotonin levels may fall and these low levels are associated with an increased risk of depression.
Doctors say D3 is the most important and effective form of vitamin , and the best way to get it is through salmon, fish oil, butter, eggs etc.
But, this vitamin is produced by the body when the skin is exposed to direct sunlight.