Your body does not make vitamin C on its own, and it does not store it either, so it is important that you include plenty of fruits and veggies that contain vitamin C in your daily diet.
To make sure you’re getting the most vitamin C out of your food, eat them raw and unprocessed! Vitamin C is not very heat stable so once cooked or processed, some of the foods vitamin C is lost.
Vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid) is water-soluble vitamin and powerful antioxidant, vital for your health.
Vitamin C helps to repair and regenerate tissues, protects against heart disease, aids in the absorption of iron, prevents scurvy, and decreases bad cholesterol and triglycerides.
Vitamin C may also lessen the duration and symptoms of a common cold, help delay or prevent cataracts, and support healthy immune function. It is one of many antioxidants that block some of the damage caused by free radicals.
As the powerhouse ingredient added in skin products is a potent antioxidant that helps reduce skin inflammation, irregular pigmentation, and promotes healthy collagen production. The skin well supplied with C Vitamin looks brighter, tighter, and, overall better-looking skin.
Sources of Vitamin C
Vitamin C is easy to get through food because many fruits and vegetables contain it. Good sources include: apples, asparagus, berries, broccoli, cabbage, melon (cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon), cauliflower, citrus fruits (lemons, limes, oranges), kiwi, fortified foods (bread, grains, cereal), dark leafy greens (kale, spinach), pepper (especially red bell pepper, which has among the highest per-serving vitamin C content), potatoes, and tomatoes.