Three Must Know Facts about Vitamin C
As I am writing this, it is flu season and vitamin C can be a hot topic this time of year.
In fact, you might find yourself increasing your consumption of orange juice or picking up a vitamin C supplement from the store. While vitamin C can definitely support the immune system, I am eager to speak with you about other benefits when it comes to your health as a female. Our nutrient stores play a big role in total body health.
In modern day society, everyone seems pretty stressed. And if you are a modern day female, you might be fully feeling this stress.
So what does being a stressed-out modern day female have to do with vitamin C?
A lot! To give you a little teaser, when your body is super stressed, it actually uses up more vitamin C!
Three Must Know Facts
1. Vitamin C helps with mood.
2. Vitamin C scavenges free radicals. Free radicals can contribute to inflammation.
3. Vitamin C helps with iron absorption. Non-heme sources of iron (including leafy greens & legumes) are better absorbed with the support of vitamin C.
Boost Your Vitamin C Intake
I always recommend trying to opt for seasonal and local foods when possible.
The list below gives you a variety of vitamin C rich foods. Many of these foods are in season different times of the year. Hopefully this list makes it easy for you to focus on variety and seasonality!
Get the full scoop on Vitamin C in this video!
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