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Posted: March 3, 2022
Vitamin C is one of the cosmetic industry’s go-to nutrients for youthful skin. It can enhance collagen formation to improve elasticity of the skin and is found in serums, lotions and creams to promote smooth skin.
However, when you think of vitamin C, improved skin health probably isn’t the first thing you think of, but rather the vitamin’s help reducing the severity of common cold symptoms and boosting your immune system. Vitamin C can play a big role in immune health. It’s not a complete cold defender, though, so be sure to continue to wash your hands often!
Vitamin C is a water-soluble nutrient, which means it absorbs much better with water in a simple fashion. Our bodies cannot produce vitamin C – therefore we need to consume it from food and from supplements. It assists with wound healing, improves iron absorption and acts as an antioxidant to protect cells from free radical damage.
How can vitamin C help you and your health? It may shorten the time period of the common cold and may prevent those extreme symptoms, but only if you have been taking vitamin C supplements prior to the cold creeping in. Additionally, vitamin C can help slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration and may decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease.
In your grocery store’s produce section look for fruits including oranges, grapefruit, lemons, limes and kiwi that are nutrient-dense with vitamin C. Other heavy hitters rich in vitamin C are guavas, red peppers, strawberries and potatoes. Foods play a natural role in boosting your immune system by helping you stay your healthiest. Remember to reach for these vitamin C-packed foods for that extra punch of vitamin C not only during cold and flu season but all year-round.
Even with food, adding vitamin C into your daily rotation will help your body overall. Add our vitamin C to your cart or add into your subscription bundle with an easy click.
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Need a recipe to add more vitamin C to your meals? Check out these Grill-Roasted Potatoes and Peppers to amp up that intake.
Grill-Roasted Potatoes and Peppers
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