by Roberta Mittman
I’ll bet you saw that headline and thought you had a good idea of today’s topic. Maybe you’re even a health-conscious individual who read it and thought, Oh, that reminds me! It’s time to buy a fresh bottle of sunscreen.
Congratulations! You have a sense of wellness responsibility that will be immeasurably valuable in keeping you feeling, looking, and living your best.
But you might be surprised to hear that sunscreen is only one side of the healthy summer story. Up for a little quiz? (Hint: All three questions have the same answer.)
1. What hormone decreases your risk of heart disease, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, tooth and bone loss, and diabetes?
2. Which critical vitamin can be found naturally in very few foods, such as salmon and mushrooms?
3. What nutrient helps to alleviate and even prevent mood-related health problems including sleep disorders and depression?
This miracle compound is vitamin D.
D is, in fact, important to the health of almost every body system—yet many of us happen to be severely deficient.