Vitamin C benefits
1st Mar 2023
Did you know that Vitamin C is an essential vitamin, meaning your body can’t produce it? It’s water-soluble and found in many fruits and vegetables, including oranges, strawberries, kiwi fruit, bell peppers, broccoli, kale, and spinach. In fact, it has so many roles! It helps with wound healing, boosts immunity by helping to fight infections and protect against colds, promotes healthy teeth and gums (and even plays a role in the formation of collagen), helps maintain healthy skin and hair… the list goes on. And the benefits don't stop there! Vitamin C also helps you absorb iron from plant-based foods like legumes and green leafy vegetables—so it's especially important for vegetarians or vegans who may not be eating as much iron as they need (which can lead to iron deficiency). In fact, research shows that vitamin C may be helpful in reducing exercise-induced muscle soreness. So next time you're craving a salad or some berries or just feel like eating something healthy—do it! And remember to eat your veggies!