What you didn't know about Vitamin C

What you didn't know about Vitamin C

Vitamin C

is an essential vitamin, meaning your body can’t produce it.

may reduce your risk of chronic diseases like heart disease.

can help prevent sun damage to skin, as well as lighten dark spots, fade scars, and boost collagen which smooths out wrinkles and prevents sagging.

boosts immunity by helping white blood cells function more effectively, strengthening your skin’s defense system, and helping wounds heal faster.

The recommended daily intake for Vitamin C is 75mg for women and 90mg for men Vitamin C rich foods and supplements have been linked to reduced blood uric acid levels and lower risk of gout.

Vitamin C supplements have been found to lower blood pressure in both healthy adults and those with high blood pressure. Approximately one-third of American adults have high blood pressure.

Low Vitamin C levels have been linked to an increased risk of memory and thinking disorders like dementia, while a high intake of vitamin C from foods and supplements has been shown to have a protective effect.

Vitamin C rich foods:

• citrus fruit, such as oranges and orange juice

• peppers

• strawberries

• blackcurrants

• broccoli

• brussels sprouts

• potatoes

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