As the seasons change and it gets colder and colder, it’s easier for us to get sick! One of our favorite things to eat and supplement during the winter is vitamin C. This amazing nutrient is vital for our health, and here’s why: Vitamin C supports bone skin and teeth health, it helps to repair wounds, prevents free radicals, supports heart health, and it’s an antioxidant with cancer-fighting properties.
Vitamin C is present in so many foods – from oranges, to lemons, tomatoes, strawberries, broccoli sprouts, cauliflower, yellow peppers, kale, brussels sprouts, mango, grapefruit, papaya….shall we go on? Fermented vegetables, like kimchi, are also very high in vitamin C. To get the most out of these foods, try eating them raw! Since vitamin C is water soluble, boiling or cooking these foods can strip them of their nutrients.
Of course you want to eat a healthy diet, but the truth is that none of us gets all the nutrients we need from food. You should always supplement with a high quality pharmaceutical grade vitamins. It has been shown that over-the-counter supplements typically do not contain what their labels claim. You can purchase the highest quality Metagenics supplements here. They are batch tested and assayed so you know what you are getting.
And finally, vitamin C is also a great addition to your skincare routine! If you can find a serum with the vitamin in it, your skin will thank you!