Vitamin C

Another supplement I take regularly is Vitamin C. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a water-soluble vitamin that helps the body make collagen, necessary for the formation and maintenance of connective tissue, including bones, blood vessels, and skin.  Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and is vital for healing wounds, and maintaining healthy bones and teeth. Vitamin C helps to repair and regenerate tissues, protect against heart disease, aid in the absorption of iron, prevent scurvy, and decrease total and LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides.

Research indicates that vitamin C may help protect against a variety of cancers by combating free radicals, and helping neutralize the effects of nitrites (preservatives found in some packaged foods that may raise the risk of certain forms of cancer).  Supplemental vitamin C may also lessen the duration and symptoms of a common cold, help delay or prevent cataracts, and support healthy immune function.

Vitamin C is readily obtained through fruits and vegetables, but given all its benefits, I often add a Vitamin C supplement to my regimen

 

An Easy Solution for Healthy Skin

 Another reason to love my juicer.  I just read this article that points to new research stating that adding more fruits and vegetables to our diet will make us look better! The study concluded that eating 5 or more different fruits or vegetables a day can add more luster to our skin.

It turns out the phytochemicals that give fruits and vegetables their color also give our skin a healthy glow.   Red and orange fruits and veggies such as carrots, tomatoes and red pepper add to our cheek’s rosy glow.  Avocados, which are full of essential fatty acids plumps up our skin and keeps it smooth, and the Vitamin C found in strawberries and oranges can help reduce wrinkles keeping our skin youthful!  Sounds good and easy!