That is true, sunbathing can help you stay in shape. According to a new study on mice, solar rays can slow down gaining weight and the occurrence of Type 2 Diabetes.
Mice exposed to ultraviolet rays showed fewer symptoms of type 2 diabetes, such as abnormal glucose levels and insulin resistance.
Another study revealed that those who consumed a lot of vitamin D had lower waist circumferences than those who consumed less vitamin D.
Due to the pandemic, vitamin D deficiency continues to be an unavoidable epidemic. This epidemic triggers many diseases.
The main cause of vitamin D deficiency is insufficient exposure to the sun.
Vitamin D can be produced in the body when the precursors of vitamin D in the skin are exposed to the ultraviolet rays of the sun.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble prohormone. It either comes from the diet (as Vitamin D2) or the skin uses vitamins D3 (cholecalciferol).
Only 10 percent of the vitamin D that is taken with food (eggs, offal, fish).
SO, WHICH FOODS INCLUDE VITAMIN D?
Foods such as fish oil, milk, and dairy products, codfish oil, sardines, mackerel, salmon, tuna, egg yolks, butter, and oatmeal include Vitamin D.
One egg contains 20 IU of vitamin D, a glass of milk 100 IU of vitamin D, and a teaspoon of fish oil 400 IU of vitamin D. Sunbathing between 10.00-15.00 o’clock for 10 minutes provides the synthesis of around 3000 IU of vitamin D from the skin.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN D? WHAT KIND OF PROBLEMS ARE SEEN WHEN VITAMIN D VALUE IS LOW?
Vitamin D strengthens the human skeletal system and bones. In older people, bone fractures can be reduced by taking adequate levels of vitamin D. It also helps prevent bone disorders in adults. It is effective in preventing rickets in children.
Vitamin D strengthens the body’s immune system and makes the body more resistant. In this way, people are protected against infections and get sick hardly.
Vitamin D is also effective on high blood pressure in humans.
Studies have shown that people who take vitamin D regularly have a lower incidence of breast cancer and prostate cancer. In Vitamin D deficiency, an increase has been observed in terms of these diseases.
Studies have shown that obese people have low vitamin D levels. In fact, vitamin D deficiency can be the reason of obesity and metabolic syndrome.
Another study states that there might be a link between vitamin D deficiency-obesity-belly fat, and when vitamin D levels are increased, losing weight efforts become easier. As a result of another study, it was seen that vitamin D levels increased in people who lost weight, and this supports the previous study.
When we consider all these studies, we should not forget the importance of vitamin D, and that synthetic vitamin D can be toxic after a certain amount.