In the spirit of summer and light, I thought we would also touch on the Importance of Sunlight to your health and wellbeing. Cyndi O’Meara author of Lab to Table very eloquently explains how important sunshine is. We have been told for years to avoid the sun, cover up, wear protect clothing and “not get burnt”, well the not get burnt part stands but the avoid the sun at all costs sentiment is not necessarily correct. To put it bluntly, Cyndi states “Without sunlight we would be dead”, when in actual fact we need sunlight every day!
We need Sunlight to help our bodies block the hormone melatonin to help us awaken the mind and energise us for the day! We need it for our daily required vitamin D intake. Vitamin D is important for growth, maintenance and repair. Sunlight helps us avoid Seasonal Affective disorder, which can have long lasting impacts on your mental health with depression and lethargy being just two of the impacts of the condition.
If you would like to know more on the importance of sunlight in relation to our health and wellbeing, or information about how to purchase the Lab to Table book, please feel free to ask any of our ALTA team, can I just say, it is so ‘enlightening’!