What is the best time to get vitamin D from sunlight during the winter?

2023-12-21 2023-12-21T09:44:22Z
ندى ماهر عبدربه
ندى ماهر عبدربه
صانع مُحتوى

Weather of Arabia - Some people promote the idea that sitting near a window and exposing the body to sunlight is sufficient to meet its needs for vitamin D. However, experts denied this belief and pointed out that this understanding is incorrect. To obtain sufficient amounts of vitamin D , it is recommended to be exposed to Direct exposure to sunlight at appropriate times. In this article, we will take a look at the best time to obtain vitamin D from sunlight in the winter? How to overcome vitamin D deficiency in this cold season?

What is the best time to get vitamin D from winter sunlight?

During the summer, you can safely be exposed to the sun from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM , and from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM . In the winter, you can benefit from the sun from 10:00 AM. :00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Vitamin D and its effect on health

The body needs sunlight to generate vitamin D, which is necessary for bone health and blood circulation. With the advent of winter, many of us suffer from a deficiency of this important vitamin. How can we overcome this deficiency and prepare for the cold seasons?

Mild cases of depression appear more commonly during the fall and winter seasons, especially among the elderly, as a result of lack of exposure to sunlight and a lack of vitamin D in the body. Doctors point out that the skin of the elderly has a lower ability to absorb sunlight, which makes them more susceptible to deficiency. Vitamin D during the fall and winter seasons.

According to the Augsburger Allgemeina newspaper, doctors recommend checking the levels of vitamin D in the body when there are severe mood disorders and compensating for the deficiency using appropriate methods determined by the doctor. You should avoid buying tablets rich in vitamin D without consulting a doctor. Due to the potential risks of exceeding the required dose.

One can prepare for the colder seasons by increasing exposure to sunlight before the fall, and for those who live in areas that experience long periods of darkness during the fall and winter, sunny destinations can be chosen for a short vacation before the start of the winter.

In the summer, most people do not suffer from vitamin D deficiency, as it is sufficient for light skin to be exposed to the sun for only 10 minutes to activate the process of producing the vitamin in sufficient quantity. With the advent of winter, the situation is different, especially in cold areas, where the amount of sunlight is not Enough to produce vitamin D.

How to overcome vitamin D deficiency in this cold season?

Vitamin D is one of the body's essential nutrients, as it plays an important role in bone health and blood circulation. The body can store vitamin D for several months, and this process can be stimulated by exposure to the sun daily during the months of September and October for a period ranging from 10 and 20 minutes for those with light skin, and between 15 and 25 minutes for those with dark skin.

A recent study indicates that vitamin D deficiency is linked to the risk of developing several diseases, including diabetes, asthma, and circulatory diseases. Canadian researchers have linked a deficiency of this vitamin, known as the sunshine vitamin, to multiple sclerosis, which affects the central nervous system.

To compensate for vitamin D deficiency during the winter, experts advise - according to the German newspaper “Bild” - to increase the intake of fish, egg yolks, dairy products, and liver in the diet. This is considered an important step to maintain bone health and prevent calcium absorption problems, especially during periods of lack of vitamin D. Exposure to sunlight.

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Sources:

arabic.cnn

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