Urban Girl Mag | Getchu Some of That Good ol' Vitamin D
No Sis... not that one. The other one. Many grow up being told to avoid the sun for fear of getting too dark. Tell those people to kick rocks and watch your glow up. While it is important to wear sunscreen, to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays (no matter your skin tone), the benefits of natural sunlight outweigh the bad.
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Getchu Some of That Good ol’ Vitamin D

No Sis… not that one. The other one. Many grow up being told to avoid the sun for fear of getting too dark. Tell those people to kick rocks and watch your glow up. While it is important to wear sunscreen, to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays (no matter your skin tone), the benefits of natural sunlight outweigh the bad.

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Ultraviolet rays from the sun increase the speed of production of Vitamin D in the skin. Fifteen minutes of sun exposure a day is enough to strengthen bones, immune systems and increase the metabolism. The great D compound (D-1, D-2, and D-3) prevents certain cancers by slowing down the rate that cells multiply and promoting cellular differentiation.

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Good for the mind and body, this sunshine vitamin can help prevent rheumatoid arthritis by stopping inflammation, aiding in the absorption of calcium and reducing pain and stress on joints. Vitamin D also helps maintain the brain’s ability to function in old age. With Angela Bassett proving 59 is the new 35, it’s never too soon to start planning for the future.

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Diabetes is running rampant; combat hyperglycemia with Vitamin D. Getting sufficient amounts of Vitamin D is vital for the body to secrete insulin. Studies have shown that Vitamin D can reduce the chance of heart attack, stroke, and even heart failure.

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There are some foods that are rich in Vitamin D including; oily fish like cod, flounder, and salmon, mushrooms, cod liver oil, egg yolks, butter, cheese, and fortified milk. Eat it up, pour it up, soak it up. What every you do, getchu some.
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