Best Natural Sources of Vitamin C

Classified as an antioxidant, the primary function of vitamin C is to boost your immune system. It’s also needed for the growth and repair of cells and tissues throughout your body.
Vitamin C aids the production of collagen (a supportive component in your skin), ligaments and blood vessels. It also helps repair and maintain bones and teeth
 
 Vitamin C is probably best known as an antioxidant. This is a word that we use frequently but don't always stop to think about in terms of its meaning. Antioxidants are forms of molecules that help keep chemical reactions in our body in check. In particular, antioxidants help prevent excessive activity on the part of free radical molecules. (Free radicals are forms of molecules that tend to be very reactive, and too many free radicals in the wrong place at the wrong time can do damage to our cells and tissue.) Vitamin C and other antioxidants help prevent that damage. Damage to the lens of the eye, damage to molecules circulating around in our bloodstream, and damage to genetic material (DNA) in our cells are all examples of damage that have been shown to be prevented under certain circumstances by vitamin C.

Incredible facts about Vitamin C
Vitamin C supplements reduce cellular DNA damage that is the vital first step in cancer initiation and also reduce the inflammatory changes that allow a malignant cell to grow into a dangerous tumour.
  • Vitamin C supplements enhance the health-promoting effects of exercise and reduce exercise-induced oxidative damage.
  • Vitamin C supplements also dramatically combat the oxidative damage caused by smoking and exposure to tobacco smoke.
  • In respiratory conditions, vitamin C supplements help avert or shorten the duration of common colds and may mitigate the risk of serious respiratory conditions like asthma.
  • Vitamin C supplements can speed the clearance of the stomach disease-causing bacterium Helicobacter pylori and cut the risk of gastric cancer it causes.
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    Kiwi
    Raw green kiwi has 92.7 mg of vitamin C per 100 g
    Eating kiwi on a regular basis helps boost immunity, fight stress, make skin healthy, promote weight loss, lower high blood pressure, and flush out toxins from your body.
    Eat 1 medium-size kiwi daily as a healthy snack. You can add kiwi slices to fresh salads, yogurt and smoothies.

    Strawberries
    Strawberries have 58.8 mg of vitamin C per 100. 
     They also contain vitamin B6, copper, potassium, biotin, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids. In addition, they have high water content.
    When eaten regularly, strawberries help improve skin health, support brain health, promote weight loss, whiten teeth, improve heart health, reduce cholesterol, fight cancer and protect against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

    Pineapple
    Pineapple has 47.8 mg of vitamin C per 100
    This water-rich fruit is also a natural source of bromelain, a digestive enzyme that has anti-inflammatory properties. It also contains vitamins A, B1 and B6, calcium, potassium, copper, phosphorus. In addition, it is low in fat.
    Pineapple promotes healthy digestion, boost immunity, aid weight loss, fight inflammation, support oral health, improve vision, strengthen bones and keep skin healthy.

    Kale
    Kale has 41 mg of vitamin C per 100 g (3.5 oz),
    It also contains vitamins A, K, B1, B2, B3 and B6. Other nutrients found in kale are manganese, calcium, copper, potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, dietary fiber and protein.
     

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