(10) Optimize Vitamin D Absorption Through Sunlight
It is one of the simplest steps to recover from type 2 diabetes. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble Vitamin that is responsible for boosting intestinal absorption of calcium, magnesium, phosphate & multiple other biological effects.
You can get Vitamin D in three ways: through your skin, from diet, as well as from supplements. It promotes calcium absorption in gut & maintains adequate serum calcium & phosphate concentrations.
This feature enables normal mineralization process in bones. In absence of Vitamin D, bones can become thin, brittle, or misshapen.
According to the views of Dr Jimmy Joseph, Internal Medicine Specialist at Universal Hospital, Vitamin D deficiency is a contributing factor to diabetes, kidney and liver disease, hypertension and heart disease.
Therefore, it is always advised to get moderate amount of sun exposure to face, arms & legs. You should get sunlight for around 5-30 minutes twice per week.
However, individuals with darker skin needs more minutes of exposure as compared to white skin individuals. On the other hand, Vitamin D overdose is impossible from UV exposure.
It is due to the fact that skin reaches a stage where Vitamin degradation is equivalent to its creation.
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