What Has Vitamin D Got To Do With Wearing A Bikini?

Many of you would know that we absorb Vitamin D from the sun. But did you know that studies have shown that the highest absorption of Vitamin D is made in the torso area?
Well when I read that I thought – ‘crap’ – you mean I’m going to have to go out and lie in the sun in my bikini? (Any blokes reading this I guess you’re going to be pretty happy about that).

But there is good news for us girls (thankfully as I haven’t worn a bikini since I was 10 years old), because wearing a bikini won’t be required! Phew!
So long as you don’t live your life entirely inside, just going about your usual daily activities like dropping the kids off to school, taking the dog for a walk, or just enjoying a BBQ in the backyard will be enough sun exposure to get the necessary amounts of Vitamin D. So fortunately, you won’t have to expose your lumpy bits for all to see.
Now if you’re living somewhere that doesn’t get much sun – then you’re going to have to find other ways of getting your vitamin D.
We all should be eating a diet including a variety of foods, but foods that are particularly high in Vitamin D include milk, butter, cheese, yoghurt, soymilk, fish – (salmon, sardines, tuna), mushrooms, and eggs.
So the the best way to get your daily dose of Vitamin D is to get some natural sunlight exposure (stay out of the sun between 10am – 3pm to avoid the harmful rays) plus enjoy a healthy diet of Vitamin D foods.
Aren’t you glad we don’t all have to resort to wearing bikinis?


  1. Dutch donut girl

    It's winter in the Netherlands so I'm very glad I don't have to wear a bikini 🙂

  2. Healthy Shift Worker

    Oooh yes – bikini's and winter don't go very well together!

  3. Dragonfly

    I'm quite happy to get my dose while enjoying a BBQ!

  4. Holly

    I live in sunny California…but in a foggy part of it. We try to enjoy the sun when it is out.



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