3 Benefits Of Vitamin C
Vitamins play an important part in our health – internally they help fight disease and infection while helping the body perform the most basic tasks. At minimum, everyone should take a multivitamin daily, if not supplement it with individual vitamins. Depending on your diet, the vitamins you need will vary. One that many people do not get enough of is Vitamin C. Besides just curing the common cold, vitamin C can make you look and feel younger. Here are three benefits of this vitamin:
1.Wrinkle prevention. An easy and inexpensive way to look younger is vitamin C skin care products. This vitamin contains powerful antioxidants which are your best bet at combating premature wrinkles and age spots. Free radices attack the skin by breaking down collagen which gives your skin that youthful supple look so by preserving the collagen you look younger. Using skin creams containing Vitamin C is smart but also make sure to get your fill internally. Eat foods rich in vitamin C such as red berries, kiwis, guava, broccoli and oranges.
2.Heart Protection. Experts continue to argue about whether antioxidants like vitamin C can prevent heart disease but most studies point to the fact that they do. One study involving nearly 300,000 people over 10 years found that taking more than 700 milligrams of C supplements daily reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease by 25 percent.
3.Boost brain power. Vitamin C deficiency has been linked to impaired brain functioning and a slower development. Have adequate levels of this vitamin may also decrease your chances of getting Alzheimer&undefined;s by as much as 64 percent. Paired with Vitamin E, the combination is perfect to promote proper brain functioning and keep you sharp. The brain&undefined;s high fat content makes it vulnerable to free radicals, but the antioxidants in Vitamin C can help protect it.
The recommended daily intake of Vitamin C for both men and women is currently 60mg. Eat tons of fruit and veggies that are rich in this vitamin but also take a multivitamin containing vitamin C or a separate supplement. Vitamin C powder is also available, making it an easy addition to smoothies or juice.
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