Healthy Aging...One of the Vitamin C Benefits

Vitamin C benefits...some are better known than others...the most popular is certainly that it can help you fight cold and flu...what if you could live longer by taking vitamin C or eating foods high in vitamin C?

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Do you know Linus Pauling? He is a chemist and physicist born in the early 1900s, twice winner of the Nobel Prize, Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1954 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1962. He is also the one who popularized the use of vitamin C.

He promoted that high and over time doses of vitamin C can be effective against colds and other diseases. This is probably why vitamin C is one of the most popular.

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Facts About Vitamin C

  • Also called ascorbic acid
  • Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin...your body can't store this vitamin
  • Leftover amount of vitamin C leave the body through the urine
  • It acts as an antioxydant
  • One in four person in North America doesn't get enough vitamin C for the proper functioning of the cells
  • It is better to take vitamin C everyday. Don't wait to feel sick
  • Vitamin C is safe...some sensitive persons can have abdominal bloating, flatulence, diarrhea if taking too much
  • The liquid inside the eye contains large amount of vitamin C
  • Vitamin C is involved in the metabolism of lipids and vitamins, the production of collagen
  • Vitamin C can regenerate vitamin E and gluthation which is a powerful intra cellular antioxydant
  • Choose calcium ascorbate if you take supplement. It's the most assimilated type of vitamin C...and a combination of calcium, potassium, magnesium and zinc ascorbates is even better
  • Smokers be aware that one cigarette destroys about 25 mg of vitamin C
  • Foods high in vitamin C are green vegetables, citrus fruits, berries
  • Vitamin C is vulnerable to cold and heat...don't soak or overcook vegetables
  • Whole potato cooked with the skin keeps a lot of vitamin C. The more it is cut the more the vitamin C is lost
  • Vitamin C oxidizes easily. Use a knife in stainless steel and cut fruits and vegetables at the last minute

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Vitamin C Benefits

  • Enhances iron absorption
  • Fights the bacteria that is believed to cause most stomach ulcers
  • Promotes healing of wounds
  • Essential for the growth
  • Boost your immune system...increases the production of antibodies
  • Maintains a healthy heart...protects against cardiovascular diseases
  • Promotes the health of bones, cartilage, teeth and gums
  • Improves eye health, prevents cataracts and macular degeneration
  • Can prevent cancer
  • Helps to prevent asthma and bronchitis

There are so many vitamin C benefits...but knowing I can live longer is enough to convince myself to take high quality vitamin C supplement...what about you?

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