Can you spot three products from nature 🌱in the picture?
100% coconut water, a small food bar bowl, but what is the third …?
Yes, vitamin D induced by sunlight 😎. Vital for good health, it’s free and available at VBB! 🔆💪🏻
And for the nutrition nerds 🤓:
Based on studies, 35% of the Dutch people are deficient in the summer and 60% in the winter. All cells in your body have vitamin D receptors. Almost all people who are ill (diabetes 2, depression, cancer, auto-immune disease, etc.) have vitamin D deficiency. This does not mean that you are ill if you are deficient. You are only less resilient against diseases.
The level of vitamin D that you can get from the sun depends on the skin type, the latitude of the location, the percentage of exposure of body parts (if you put on sunscreen with high SPF, it does not count), the month of the year, the time of the day and the duration of exposure. A lot of parameters but, luckily, it fits in one table for the Netherlands.
If you want to know more, you can read “The Vitamin D Solution” by Dr. Michael F. Holick, the renowned expert, who has dedicated his life to studying vitamin D.