Studies have shown that the sun is only sufficiently strong with UVB rays during the summer months, in the UK, for our bodies to make Vitamin D.
Vitamin D is said to be crucial to maintaining a healthy body but it is scarcely found naturally in foods. The main source of vitamin D is from the sun as our bodies can’t make it naturally without the UVB rays in the sun. Vitamin D supplements are a good alternative to those of us living in the UK outside of the summer months but they don’t beat the body’s exposure to the sun.
That being said, sunscreen and a sensible amount of exposure to the sun is also essential.
The UVB rays are said to last longer in the south of France so booking a holiday in May or September could be a good time to get some extra Vitamin D that isn’t possible in the UK.
If you’re looking for a sun-filled holiday with extra Vitamin D and outside of the peak travel times with lower rates, you could book a holiday to the south of France in May or September.
Check out www.southfranceholidayvillas.co.uk to see a full list of our villas offered!