The Importance and Benefits of Vitamin C

If you’re like me, you would’ve heard countless people say you gotta eat foods with your Vitamin C because it’s good for you, but in reality, you have no idea what it actually does for your body.

A List Vitamin C Benefits:

Vitamin C boosts your immune system, though it may not prevent colds, it can shorten the duration and reduce the severity of them.

Vitamin C is an antioxidant, which means it prevents your body from degenerating. It also stops many health related problems, such as protecting your heart from free radicals that may damage your artery walls and cause plaque, and prevent cataract, that cloudy thing that blinds your eyes as you age.

Vitamin C is a detoxifier.

Vitamin C is brilliant for your skin, blood vessels, the building and repairing of tendons, ligaments, bones, cartilage and teeth.

Vitamin C helps with collagen production, and collagen is what’s needed for wounds to heal, so Vitamin C really helps with wound healing, burns, cuts, scars and such. It can even help protect your skin against UV rays from the sun.

Vitamin C plays a pretty big role in proper brain function, so it can affect your mood if you don’t have enough of it.

Foods high in Vitamin C

It’s interesting that when I search up Vitamin C pictures, most of them show an orange, and yet there are so many foods listed that has more Vitamin C than an orange. Anyway, here’s the list:

Red hot chili peppers, papaya, red bell pepper, broccoli, kale, strawberries, kiwi fruits, cauliflower, lemons, oranges.

Lastly, an Infographic from Viva Woman

This is a brilliant infographic on Vitamin C, showing what it does for your skin.


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