We’re used to taking the Sun for granted. Even on cloudy and rainy days, we know it is above us somewhere, and we will see it again soon. But do we really know how important it is to our body?
We collected 7 fascinating predictions about what would happen to us if we didn’t get regular sunlight.
Health Benefits of Sunshine
7. Your Heart Health Would Be At Risk
The absence of sunlight means that our body will not be able to produce vitamin D. This vitamin plays an important role in protecting against heart disease.
Ultraviolet rays also regulate blood pressure. Therefore, without the sun, we are more prone to cardiovascular problems.
6. Less Chance Of Having A Baby
Without sunlight, there will be more melatonin in a woman’s body. This is a hormone that suppresses fertility, thus reducing the chances of conceiving a baby.
Additionally, women who receive less sunlight reach menopause earlier than those who are exposed to the sun.
Men can also suffer from a lack of sunlight; it directly influences testosterone levels.
5. Raw Nerves
It is believed that if children do not get enough sunlight, they are more at risk of developing multiple sclerosis, a disease of the central nervous system when they become adults.
4. All Those Aches And Pains
Without sunlight, prepare to have more pain throughout your body. Sunlight helps warm the body’s muscles and reduce pain caused by inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis.
3. No Sunny Emotions
Without the sun, you will have less serotonin, the hormone of happiness, in your body. And while there are other ways to be happier, regular sunlight is the easiest and most natural way, especially when combined with exercise.
2. More Cavities
Even our teeth will suffer without the sun. People who receive less sunlight have been found to develop more problems with their teeth, such as cavities.
1. Eternal Winter Blue
Without sunlight, we would always be stuck with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), commonly known as winter blues. It is a form of depression caused specifically by a lack of sunlight. Artificial light cannot completely replace natural sunlight.
Although sunlight is highly beneficial to the body, remember that too much sun is not a very good thing. Ultraviolet rays can cause sunburn and skin diseases, including cancer. All things are good only in moderation.