You will hardly find a thing out there that will explain to you the relevance of Sunlight, there is little truth about the significance of sunlight. Our perception of sunlight have been limited to merely providing solar energy and heat that burns our skin, while in reality, its function go way beyond what you could imagine, some of these functions are highlighted below.
1. Good source of vitamin D
Sunlight is one of the best known sources of Vitamin D. Professor Michael Holick of the School of Medicine in Boston University explained that, “We get about 90 to 95 percent of our Vitamin D from the sun.” Vitamin D plays a major role in helping the body absorbs calcium and build a good bone formation. A deficiency in vitamin D has been reported to be the major cause of osteomalacia, an abnormal softening of the bones, that results in fractured bones.
2. Counters breast cancer
There have new discoveries that suggest that the rays emitted from the sun has a significantly high potential of curing breast cancer. There have been credible reports that the American Physician Dr. Zane Kime ”used sunbathing and nutrition to cure his patients. Even in terminal cases.” So burn that breast cancer off with enough sunlight.
3. Reduces blood pressure
Health experts have unanimously opined that an efficient way to combat high blood pressure is through exposure to sunlight, they have further stated that some of the prescribed drugs for high blood pressure pose some potential threats after use. Additionally, a study at the University of Edinburgh explained, that a compound known as nitric oxide is released into the body once there is an exposure to the sunlight and that this compound aids in lowering blood pressure in patients with high blood pressure.
4. Boosts brain function
I earlier explained how sunlight is a good source of Vitamin D, now, apart from the primary of functions of vitamin D which were explained at the beginning, neurological studies have indicated that this Vitamin D plays a pivotal role in boosting the brain’s efficiency.
A study in the University of Cambridge that was pioneered by a neurologist named David Llewellyn, unveiled that cognitive function significantly low in subjects with low Vitamin D level. Further studies have buttressed his research by indicating, that enough of sunlight has the high tendency of stimulating the process of forming, organizing and storing of memories in the brain.
In conclusion, while too much exposure to sunlight may have its consequences, this however does not erode it of its numerous health benefits. A mild exposure to sunlight will you more good than you could imagine.
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