WOW – The sun is finally out! We’re all aware that overexposure from the sun’s rays can cause sunburn to skin cancer but did you know that our health gets a boost from those rays?!MP900441048

Here are the 9 benefits from the power of the sun.

1. Strengthens our Teeth. Vitamin D produced in our bodies from the sun regulates the production of antimicrobial peptides cathelicidin and betadefensin-2, which reduces bacteria that contribute to gum disease.

2. Controls Body Temperature. When are bodies get used to the hot weather we start to sweat more efficiently. In other words, your body can learn to acclimate to hot weather.

3. Boosts Your Eyesight. Recent research from the Institute of Ophthalmology at University College London that mice given Vitamin D supplements improved their vision.

4. Prevents Breast Cancer. A study of 6,500 women found being exposed to sunlight for 21 hours a week between April and October significantly cuts the risk of cancer.

Check back next week for the remaining 5 ways Sunshine can boost your overall health!