You’ve all heard of vitamin C. You know it’s most likely in your daily multi-vitamin. But, do you know its benefits? You might be surprised to find out vitamin C offers more support than you realize.
Quick Facts About Vitamin C:
Vitamin C is an antioxidant.* Antioxidants may help block some of the damage caused by free radicals.* Free radicals are known for supporting the aging process.2*
According to Cleveland Health Clinic, Vitamin C is an important immune system booster.* A lack of vitamin C may make you more prone to getting sick.1*
We do not make our own vitamin C. It must be obtained through diet or vitamin supplements.* Vitamin C is found in fruits, berries, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, broccoli, spinach and more. Read below for a more detailed list of foods that are good vitamin C sources.
According to the Mayo Clinic, the recommended daily amount of vitamin C for adult men is 90 milligrams and for adult women is 75 milligrams.*
EAT YOUR FRUITS AND VEGGIES
Fruits with high sources of vitamin C*:
Citrus fruits and juices, such as orange and grapefruit
Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and cranberries
Vegetables with high sources of vitamin C*:
Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower
Green and red peppers
Spinach, cabbage, turnip greens, and other leafy greens
Sweet and white potatoes
Tomatoes and tomato juice
This list was supplied by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Talk with your doctor to find out if you’re getting enough vitamin C in your daily nutritional regimen.
Reputable sources for this article include:
1 Cleveland Clinic: https://health.clevelandclinic.org/3-vitamins-best-boosting-immunity/
2 U.S. National Library of Medicine: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002404.htm.