Vitamin C is important for optimal performance. The body can not manufacture vitamin C so it must rely on our diet for its daily requirement. Helps maintain healthy
Maintain healthy Cholesterol levels
Retain capillary strength and vascular function
Support immune function
Support peripheral circulation
Mayo Clinic says- "Other studies have suggested that vitamin C may also:
- Improve macular degeneration.
- Reduce inflammation.
It found that higher vitamin C intakes were associated with a lower likelihood of a wrinkled appearance, dryness of the skin, and a better skin-aging appearance.
Vitamin C is also needed to help regenerate Vitamin E, which is needed for healthy immunity.
Foods that contain Vitamin C
- Cantaloupe, 1 cup (8 ounces): 59mg
- Orange juice, 1 cup: 97mg
- Broccoli, cooked, 1 cup: 74mg
- Red cabbage, 1/2 cup: 40mg
- Green pepper, 1/2 cup, 60mg
- Red pepper, 1/2 cup, 95mg
- Kiwi, 1 medium: 70mg
- Tomato juice, 1 cup: 45mg.
A study by Boston University showed that supplementation with grape seed extract and vitamin C has a positive influence on healthy blood flow to support optimal cardiovascular health.( USANA)
Vitamin C is one of the nutrients sensitive to stress, it is the first nutrient to be depleted in alcoholics, smokers, and obese individuals, it makes it an ideal marker for overall health."
Vitamin C can enhance the absorption of iron when the two are eaten together.
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