Why You Need More Vitamin C in Your Life

It’s delicious. It’s everywhere. It’s life changing. It’s Vitamin C.

Did you know that Vitamin C can help prevent everything from the common cold to cancer? That’s right. This mighty vitamin can dramatically improve the quality of your everyday life.

So, what are the benefits of Vitamin C?

Vitamin C has the power to heal or prevent a variety of ailments. Feel a sore throat coming on? Take some Vitamin C. A cough? Vitamin C. General aches and pains? Vitamin C, Vitamin C, Vitamin C. You get the picture. Vitamin C is known to fight viruses and increases resistance to infection. So not only will it help you get better—it will help you stay better.

Here’s what we know about the benefits of Vitamin C:

  • It can help regulate and lower your body’s blood pressure, as well as reduce the potential for heart problems in the future.
  • It can cure cataracts in your eyes and increase blood supply to eyes to help with vision.
  • It can help reduce your risk for cancer (this is similar to the way a large intake of fruits and vegetables will do so, too).
  • It can improve your mood! Use it for a natural feel-good boost.
  • It can aid in the growth and development of bodily tissues.
  • It plays a vital role in many bodily functions, and keeps your teeth, bones and cartilage strong.

How do I get more Vitamin C?

It’s simple. You can either take a water-soluble Vitamin C capsule that breaks down in your body, or you can eat food that contains large amounts of Vitamin C. For best results, do a little bit of both.

Food High in Vitamin C:

  • Strawberries (89 mg per cup)
  • Pineapple (79 mg per cup)
  • Mango (122 mg per fruit)
  • Brussels sprouts (75 mg per cup—try them roasted!)
  • Kiwi (128 mg in two kiwi)
  • Papaya (95 mg per fruit)
  • Green pepper (120 mg per cup)
  • Orange (82 mg in one large orange)
  • Raw broccoli (81 mg per cup)
  • Raw kale (80 mg per cup)
  • Grapefruit (71 mg per cup)
  • Raw cauliflower (46 mg per cup)
  • Raw peas (58 mg per cup)

Pro tip: If you’re having trouble incorporating Vitamin C-bearing fruits and vegetables into your diet, get creative! Make smoothies, fruit salads or create challenges with friends! It’s all in how you approach it.

Okay, so how much Vitamin C should I take?

It’s hard to make the daily serving of fruit and vegetables (which, for the record, is 5-13 servings). But no worries—taking a vitamin capsule can help you with that. Every day, take between 500-200 milligrams to boost your immune system.


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Zelman, Kathleen. (N.D.). The Benefits of Vitamin C.