#18 Exposure To Sunlight Is A Must If You’re A Vegan
While there are many benefits of going vegan like a healthy heart and reduced risk of diabetes, there are some challenges too. Many vital nutrients like vitamin B12 and D3 are absent in plant-based diets.
Deficiency of vitamin B12 could cause serious mental and physical disabilities. Eggs and meat are rich sources of this essential nutrient, but if you’re a vegan, they are not an option.
So, how do you compensate for the deficiencies?
Taking supplements could be one of the ways to meet the body’s requirement for vitamin B12. D3 can be synthesised by the body when exposed to sunlight.
Now, this doesn’t mean that you have to bake yourself daily for hours; 20 minutes in the morning sunlight is enough for the body to make up for the required quantity of D3.