Looking for an easy way to improve your immune function and reduce aches and pains?
Aches and pains, including arthritis and gout, get worse as we age.
By increasing vitamin C, you CAN reduce these annoying niggles, as well as improve your immune system and give you radiant skin!
Our bodies can't produce or store Vitamin C, so it's vital that we include foods in our diet that contain Vitamin C.
The top benefits of increasing Vitamin C include:
Powerful Antioxidant Properties
Improving Heart Health
Promoting Glowing Skin
Antioxidants help fight disease-causing free radicals, minimizing oxidative stress and damage to our cells. Studies show that antioxidants may also aid in the treatment and prevention of multiple chronic conditions, including heart disease, autoimmune disorders, and even cancer.
Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant in the body, helping prevent the build-up of free radicals to protect our body against disease.
Anemia is a condition characterized by a lack of healthy red blood cells, resulting in anemia symptoms like fatigue, weakness, and chest pain. Although there are many potential factors that can cause anemia, one of the most common is a deficiency in key micronutrients like vitamin B12 or iron.
Vitamin C can enhance iron absorption to help prevent iron deficiency anemia. In fact, a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that taking vitamin C with a meal was able to increase iron absorption by up to 67 percent.
Improving Our Immune System
One of the most well-known benefits of vitamin C is its ability to improve immune health. In fact, loading up on vitamin C foods is often used as the first line of defense during cold and flu season.
Improving Heart Health
Our heart is absolutely essential to overall health. As one of the most important organs in our body, our heart works tirelessly to supply our cells with oxygen and nutrients by pumping blood through our veins.
Incorporating more vitamin C foods into our diet may help protect the health of our hearts and prevent heart disease. A review from the National University of Health Sciences made up of 13 studies showed that supplementing with 500 milligrams of vitamin C daily significantly reduced levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.
Ascorbic acid, or vitamin C, is a common ingredient found in a wide assortment of skincare products and cosmetics alike. Thanks to its antioxidant content, vitamin C benefits skin health through several different mechanisms.
Because it’s involved in the synthesis of collagen, vitamin C is believed to help reverse skin aging and can also protect against skin damage and free radical formation caused by ultraviolet exposure.
Reduces Risk of Gout
A gout is a painful form of arthritis characterized by swollen and stiff joints. It’s caused by a buildup of uric acid in the joints and most commonly affects the foot and big toe.
Studies show that getting more vitamin C helps protect against gout. A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine followed nearly 47,000 men over a 20-year period and found that a higher intake of vitamin C was associated with a lower risk of developing gout.
So how do we increase our Vitamin C? By including the following foods in our diets:
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