Vitamin C & its Wonderful Benefits

Vitamin C & its Wonderful Benefits

We know that vitamin C can help prevent the common cold, but studies show it can help with other things as well.

According to the Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care, vitamin C can help you breathe easier. The study conducted looked at the diets and lung function of more than 1300 adults over nine years. The study found that people who ate more vitamin C rich foods had better lung function than those who did not. So, eating foods high in vitamin C (and/or taking a vitamin C supplement) might help reduce your risk for breathing problems.

Other studies show that vitamin C can help with healing after an injury. While working at Central Mississippi Medical Center, the dietitians routinely encourage patients with wounds to take 1000 mg vitamin C each day to help with healing.

So, grab some oranges, grapefruit, strawberries, cantaloupe, peppers, and broccoli (vitamin C rich foods) and enjoy!