Let the sun shine! Just remember moderation. Guidelines for vitamin D intake suggest that a little dab of sun will do you good. Vitamin D is essential for strong bones, muscles and overall health. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the best natural source of vitamin D, but it is also the main cause of skin cancer.

A balanced approach to sunlight exposure can help you avoid vitamin D deficiency, which can have significant health effects. It doesn’t have to be a lot, but a 5-10 minutes of morning or afternoon sun will boost your vitamin D.