Now that summer has arrived, people are spending more time outside in the sun. Just before you go out for the day, remember to put sunscreen on exposed skin. It’s a simple preventative measure against skin cancer that only takes a few minutes. This week’s AICR eNews features a piece on how you can prevent skin cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, SPF of 15 or higher should be used and reapplied every 2 hours.
If you’re worried about getting enough vitamin D, only 5 to 10 minutes of sun exposure without sun block a few times a week is enough for most people. You can also get vitamin D from some foods. The foods that naturally contain it in high amounts include salmon and tuna. The foods that most Americans get their vitamin D from are fortified such as breakfast cereals, orange juice brands, and milk products.
To learn more on what foods contain vitamin D, visit the Office of Dietary Supplements here.