The health benefits of vitamin C in our diet continue to grow; the benefits to our cardiovascular system include; reducing the risk of plaque build-up within the blood vessels which may result in restricted blood flow and hardening of the arteries.
Vitamin C rich foods support healthy blood sugar levels and are of particular benefit to diabetics. Vitamin C is a recognised anti-oxidant mopping up the free radicals that accelerate the aging process and increase the risks from pathogen and virus attacks. This can also increase the risk of developing immune disorders like; arthritis and cancer. Rich sources of vitamin C include; pineapple, limes, mangoes, kiwifruit, apples, cherries, strawberries, cauliflower, kale, potatoes, peppers and beetroot.
Vitamin C supports the bodies retention of elastin and collagen slowing the skin’s aging process and supporting the fade of the fine lines and wrinkles.