With all the pandemic talk going on, it is a lot more important to take good care of our health. I am usually not a fan of supplements in general but I ensure I take them on daily basis because I know they help maintain a healthy lifestyle. Vitamin C is one important supplement to take everyday. It is s an essential vitamin, because the body can’t produce it. However, it has many roles and amazing health benefits. The healing power of Vitamin C can’t be overemphasised. Which is why I make sure I take my daily Vitamin C supplement alongside a good balanced diet. Vitamin C can be found in many fruits and vegetables – sweet potato, mango, oranges, strawberries, kiwi fruit, bell peppers, broccoli, kale, spinach, papaya and guava. The daily intake recommended for Vitamin C is 75 mg for women and 90 mg for men. It is best to get the required recommendation from foods, but taking supplements also help.
The benefits of Vitamin C
The benefits of Vitamin C are too numerous to mention, but here are some of the benefits –
- Protection against immune system deficiencies
- Helps relieve cold/flu symptoms
- Protection against cardiovascular disease
- Vitamin C helps fight against prenatal health problems
- Protection against eye disease and even skin wrinkling.
What happens when you don’t take the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C
Not taking the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C causes Scurvy, which affects the body’s systems. Scurvy symptoms range from fatigue, and weakness, to red and swollen gums. This is why we have to ensure we take the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C to stay healthy and boost our immunity.
I try to take as many fruits and vegetables I can take, but I must confess I do rely on my vitamin supplements. They help me take in the recommended amounts and keep me feeling healthy.
What do you think of the healing power of Vitamin C?