You’re not fighting scurvy, but you are fighting the winter blues. Last week’s tip was to pair Vitamin C and iron rich foods together for energy; this week ‘s focus is on the different ways Vitamin C can enrich your skin, energy levels, and overall health.
Even in winter, we are vulnerable to the sun’s harmful rays. Topical application of vitamin C can provide protection from UVA/UVB rays and sun damage. Vitamin C has been shown to not only protect from the sun, but repair damaged skin that’s seen too many rays. Medical Grade skin lotions that contain L-ascorbic acid are the Vitamin C-filled armour your skin needs—even in March.
Another Important C—Collagen
Collagen production is aided by intake of vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, fighting free radicals that are harmful to collagen production. A healthy intake of vitamin C and other antioxidants set up a strong defence against free radicals that get in the way of collagen production. When collagen can produce you gain plump, luminous, and youthful skin.
Vitamin C-rich Foods
- Fresh orange juice
- Tomato juice
- Green and red bell peppers
- Red cabbage
Vitamin C—especially paired with iron—can be hugely beneficial to overall health. Studies show the vitamin:
- Boosts the immune system
- Helps to prevent colds
- Strengthens the cardiovascular system
- Fortifies teeth and muscles
- Prevents bruising and strengthens skin
- Diminishes dryness and promotes good cell growth