7 Scientific Health Benefits of Vitamin C

Everyday Health: A diet loaded with vitamin C–rich foods helps more than just the immune system.

Vitamin C (aka L-ascorbic acid) is one of the most talked about vitamins. The nutrient gets special buzz for its immune-boosting potential. But touting vitamin C's ability to shorten the common cold only scratches the surface of its role in the body. This antioxidant isn’t naturally made by the body, so it’s crucial to obtain it from vitamin C–rich foods, according to the Mayo Clinic. “Vitamin C can be found in a variety of foods, including red and green bell peppers, citrus fruits, kiwi, broccoli, tomatoes, and Brussels sprouts,” says Tamar Samuels, RDN, a cofounder of Culina Health in New York City. READ MORE

(Source: Everyday Health, 01/26/2021)