We just spoke about bug spray, so let’s talk about sunscreen! Your body needs vitamin D. The issue is, many of us don’t have enough fats to pull the vitamin D out of the skin to get into the bloodstream and to the right places in the body. Today I’m going to break down how you can help protect yourself as the weather is heating up.
If you’re outside between 12 PM -3 PM for ball games, beach days, or a family BBQ it might be a good idea to get great organic zinc, no chemical added sunscreen. But, if you’re out day-to-day, or in the early morning/late afternoon, you might not need to wear it. Instead make sure your diet is full of good fat like butter in the coffee, coconut oil, or olive oil.
Why fats? These items will allow your skin to absorb the sun’s rays while making sure our blood has enough fats to transport vitamin D to the liver. When we burn it’s often because the D has no one to escort it to the liver for processing.
Bottom line, if you’re out in the beating sun, make sure your skin is protected, by a great clean sunscreen or a fantastic hat and long sleeves!