19. Vitamin D
True or false: I need to spend lots of time in the sun to get the Vitamin D my body needs.
False. Casual sun exposure is enough to make enough vitamin D. On the flip side, too much time in the sun is one driving force behind the rising skin cancer rates in this country.
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