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Avoid Wrinkles with Vitamin C

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Vitamin C plays several roles in the body. This water soluble is ascorbic acid. It’s main function is to support a healthy immune system, promote healthy gums, heal wounds and protects cells. This vitamin is not stored in the body in significant amounts because it dissolves in water and then excreted in urine. Did you know that our bodies have to rely on the foods we eat to have this vitamin in our bodies? Regular daily intake is required to avoid deficiency and interference with normal metabolic functions.

Did you know that a deficiency in this water soluble can lead to scurvy, which is a serious disease that weakens the connective tissues of the body? Although it is rare in adults it can affect the elderly and young children.

Vitamin C Facts

Dietary sources of vitamin C is extensive and includes fruits and vegetables, especially citrus fruits, green and red peppers, collard greens, broccoli, spinach, tomatoes, potatoes, and strawberries. You can eat them raw or cooked. Avoid overcooking these dietary sources because the vitamin C content reduces by 50%. Steaming, blanching or eating them right away can help limit nutrient loss.

Studies show that vitamin C may in increase muscular strength, by reducing lactate blood levels, and sparing glycogen. There may also be performance benefits from increasing intake with increasing activity. Endurance athletes may need higher amounts of antioxidants for optimal performance.

More than two grams of the water soluble per day has several potential side effects, including headache, increased urination and nausea. Taking too much is megadosing and often occurs to prevent the common cold. As with all vitamins, taking more than the recommended levels for an extended period of time is risky.

If you are seeing wrinkles try eating one orange before bedtime as the citric acid will help plump collagen reducing wrinkles and fine lines on your face while you sleep!

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