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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Top 5 health benefits of Vitamin C

Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is highly required by the human body. Did you know that the body doesn’t produce any vitamin C! Also, the vitamin that the body gets from fruits and vegetables is not retained and all the excess is released.  
 
Foods rich in this vitamin include lemons, oranges, papaya, Brussels sprouts, parsley, cauliflower and strawberries. A healthy dose of vitamin C can do wonders for your body.
 
Here are 5 things that vitamin C can do for you.
 
Anti-ageing
 
Vitamin C intake can slow down ageing by fighting wrinkles and making the skin softer and smoother.
  
Cataracts
 
Deficiency of vitamin C can lead to cataracts. High intake of vitamin C will increase blood flow to the eyes. 
 
 
Osteoarthritis
 
The cartilage is destroyed in osteoarthritis. Vitamin C helps make collagen that is a part of cartilage.
 
  
Hypertension
 
Vitamin C lowers blood pressure and prevents the risk of stroke.
 
Antioxidant
 
A powerful antioxidant vitamin C can protect the body from many diseases like stomach, lung and even mouth cancers.

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