Vitamin C

With cold and flu season about to kick into full gear, it’s important to make sure you’re getting plenty of Vitamin C. Vitamin C boosts the immune system and helps protect against viruses.

It’s also an essential vitamin for proper functioning of the cells. Vitamin C assists in the body’s production of collagen, the basic component of connective tissues of which is found in the blood vessel walls, bones, and gums. This makes Vitamin C crucial for proper healing and quick recovery. Vitamin C also boasts of numerous other health benefits including:

-Protection against cardiovascular disease
-Defense against prenatal health problems
-Decreased risk of eye disease
-Protection against skin wrinkling
-Helps protect against cancerous free radicals
-Reduces histamine levels in the body, which trigger allergy symptoms and asthma attacks
-Decreased risk of stroke

Struggling with getting enough Vitamin C in your diet? Fruits and vegetables are filled with it, so rather than taking a supplement, hit the produce aisle. Check out the infographic below to view the top 5 Vitamin C Rich fruits…They’re packed with Vitamin C as well as other nutrients, and of course, a ton of taste!Infographic

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    October 19, 2009 at 8:52 am

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    March 10, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    This is very interesting! Vitamin C is definitely something I need into my diet more often than when I start getting a cold! Thanks for sharing this information!

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    Mitzie Hallock
    November 4, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    We should always be concerned about our general health and always take some vitamins and also take regular exercise. `

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