Vitamin C is one of the safest and most effective nutrients. It may not be the cure for the common cold — Although it sure helps in prevention. But the benefits of vitamin C includes protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, , eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.
Vitamin C is abundant in fruits, vegetables. It is a water-soluble vitamin and powerful antioxidant and, it helps the body form and maintain connective tissue, including bones, blood vessels, and skin.
Many people are deficient in Vitamin C and may not even realize it. Symptoms of that may include; fatigue, muscle weakness, joint and muscle aches, bleeding gums, and leg rashes.
According to the National Institute of Health the following are the recommended daily allowance for adults over the age of 19;
And, depending on your own doctor of health practitioners suggestions this number may increase even by large amounts. In fact a recent study completed on Vitamin C in the United States had people consuming upwards of 500 milligrams a day of Vitamin C.
So, I would encourage you to speak with a nutritionist or dietician, your family doctor or holistic doctor to see what amounts are best for you.
As I mentioned to you above, many people believe that Vitamin C can predominantly be found in citrus fruits. And, I shared with you too that although I only use lemons and limes in our diet as far as citrus foods go — we eat a diet plentiful of Vitamin C. Whether we can say I have been preventing colds and the flu for two years by some stroke of luck, or you agree the increase in Vitamin C is responsible (among other food choices)- that decision is yours.
For starters, fresh herbs back a serious Vitamin C punch! While parsley and thyme lead the pack, here is a list of foods that are both available and generally affordable that you can practice adding more of them to your diet.
From preventing cold and flu, to rebuilding tissue, bones and blood vessels, and boosting the body’s ability managing calcium, it is something we all need on a daily basis.
Studies continue to support that vitamin C helps support brain function, heal from injuries, and recover from illness. A potent antioxidant for neutralizing free radicals, a diet lacking vitamin C may lead to health problems over time. Or, more serious ones.
Overall, if your goal is preventing cold and flu from crippling your household, or you simply want to add more Vitamin C to your diet I hope you have found this list helpful.
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