Vitamin C is an essential nutrient. Vitamin C helps our immune system, protects against free radicals and toxic chemicals such as cigarette smoke. Vitamin C may also provide health benefits for stress, colds, stroke and skin aging. Vitamin C is needed for repair, growth and development of body tissues. It is recommended to get about 500 mg of vitamin C per day.
Here are some tips on how to get more vitamin C every day
Eat more fruits and vegetables every day. Foods that contain vitamin C are citrus fruits, green peppers, strawberries, broccoli, white potatoes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, red peppers and pineapple.
Take a vitamin C supplement daily. Only 10% to 20% of adults get the recommended nine servings of fruits and vegetables daily.
Drink fruit smoothies. Cut fruit cubes and freeze them to use as ice cubes in a glass of water or your favorite drink. Cut up fruits and vegetables and put them in a bowl so when you want a snack that’ll be there for you to snack on.
Tips and Warnings
Always check with your doctor before taking any supplements.