10/17/2019 3:18:39 PM
Sunshine - mid latitude - New York, San Francisco - Mar/Apr/May/Sep/Oct
What are the health benefits of Sunshine - mid latitude - New York, San Francisco - Mar/Apr/May/Sep/Oct?
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As little as 10 minutes of sun exposure on arms and legs or face and arms three times weekly between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm during spring, summer and autumn living in a mid latitude (35-50 degree) should provide a light-skinned individual with adequate vitamin D and allow for storage of any excess for use during the winter with minimal risk of skin damage.
This exposure needs to be without sun cream and should only be added to the food tracker for the months of MARCH, APRIL, MAY, SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER
. People with darker skin need longer exposure - refer to the skin type portion size
below - this is a very basic guideline.
For a very accurate way to track your vitamin D status check out the 'dminder' app for your smartphone - see link below.
The RDA/RI's below are based on an average adult and the portion size set above