While this ascorbic acid may have the reputation for boosting the immune system, that's certainly not the only good it can do for your body.

Part 1: The Long List of Vitamin C Health Benefits

While this ascorbic acid may have the reputation for boosting the immune system, that's certainly not the only good it can do for your body.
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If you want to maintain your overall health and well-being, it's important to fuel your body with essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients. In particular, vitamin C should be a critical staple in your everyday diet. While this ascorbic acid may be best known for boosting the immune system, that's certainly not the only good it can do for your body. Read on to learn how beneficial this vitamin can be for your overall well-being.

The Many Benefits of Vitamin C
What gives this vitamin such an astounding reputation? Its ability to provide the following 10 benefits:

  1. A strengthened immune system.
  2. Protection against Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
  3. A reduced risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease.
  4. A reduced risk of being overweight or obese.
  5. A lowered chance of experiencing depression, stress and anxiety.
  6. Protection against heart attack and other chronic conditions.
  7. Lowered blood pressure.
  8. Prevention against Type 2 diabetes.
  9. Prevention against Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
  10. Maintained skin elasticity.

See? This incredible vitamin has the ability to fuel the body to optimal health, ultimately preparing itself to heal without the use of medication and treatment like so-called doctors and health experts encourage on a regular basis. Next week, we'll dive further into these benefits with proof explaining just how miraculous vitamin C truly is.

Citrus fruits are loaded with vitamin C. Citrus fruits are loaded with vitamin C.

How to Get Your Vitamin C
Eating fruits and vegetables with high levels of vitamin C - 12 or more milligrams - can impact your overall health tremendously. Here are a few suggestions from the Produce for Better Health Foundation:

Fruits: Apricots, blackberries, cantaloupe, grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange, papaya, pineapple and raspberries.

Vegetables: Bell peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, okra, onion, radish, spinach and tomato.

Beyond eating ample fruits and vegetables loaded with the beneficial vitamin, you may consider taking a supplement to meet your daily requirement. But not just any product - many supplements contain contaminants and don't match up to the vitamin levels stated on the bottle. Plus, the vitamin C content in many of these supplements doesn't absorb into the blood stream as it should. Rather, it simply passes right through the body. Research and look for a lipid-encapsulated formula supplement that transfers directly into the bloodstream to the vital cells of the body. This will ensure the vitamin absorbs immediately, so the body can reap the benefits properly.

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