18 Foods That Support Bone Health
And don't forget to let the sun shine in. The body manufactures Vitamin D when it is exposed to sunlight, giving it the nickname "the sunshine vitamin." Ten to 15 minutes of sun exposure 3 times a week is enough to produce the amount of Vitamin D the body needs, but that's not always an easy task during long New England winters. "We have to work harder for Vitamin D here," says Sandy Allonen, a dietician at BIDMC. "Our bodies can't make vitamin D from the sun from October until April."