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The Benefits of Vitamin C

Vitamin C offers more than you might think

Most of us think of vitamin C as an immune booster, but let us look a bit deeper into this wonderful vitamin. Did you know that Vitamin C can slash your risk of heart attack and stroke?

It promotes healthy arteries by increasing your body’s production of collagen, which is a “reinforcement molecule” Vitamin C also promotes healthy gums by supporting your connective tissue. Thereby lowering our risk of heart trouble.  Because our body’s cannot make its own Vitamin C and can not store it either, we lose it every time we void.

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Eat your Vitamin C

Here is a list of the top 10 foods that have the highest levels of Vitamin C.
  1. Hot Chili Peppers
  2. Guavas
  3. Bell Peppers
  4. Thyme
  5. Parsley
  1. Raw Kale
  2. Kiwi
  3. Papayas
  4. Oranges
  5. Strawberries
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“Vitamin C is one of the safest and most effective nutrients, experts say. It may not be the cure for the common cold (though it’s thought to help prevent more serious complications). But the benefits of vitamin C may include protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.” [Courtesy of WebMD ©2013, WebMD, LLC. All rights reserved]
So on that note I will encourage you to go right out and get a fresh dose of this vitamin right away!