5. Bolster your tooth and bone health
Finally—a positive. All that extra sunshine you get from springing forward helps to extend the life and health of your teeth and bones (among other benefits of vitamin D). That’s because the ‘sunshine vitamin,’ like calcium, is able to counteract deficiencies that may cause inflammation linked to periodontal disease, researchers say. We’re not saying roast outside, though. All your body needs to produce vitamin D is 10-15 minutes of sun exposure on your face, arms, hands, or back at least two times per week. Just be sure to wear sunscreen for prolonged time spent in the sun. And during winter or bouts of rainy, cold weather, boost your intake of vitamin D-rich or fortified foods, like milk, eggs, and tuna.
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