We all know that it’s important to eat a diet that’s balanced and full of vitamins- especially during the colder months! But what is it that we actually need from Vitamin C and how do we know what’s too much?
Join us for today’s blog where we’ll be discussing all things vitamins, covering everything from health benefits to the best ways to increase your intake.
What is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that’s usually found within our food and can be naturally absorbed. It can also be known as ascorbic acid, and it is found mostly in fruits and vegetables. (1)
What does Vitamin C do?
This vitamin plays a key part in supporting our immune system and we need it to help our body grow and repair (1).
What is Vitamin C good for?
It has a wide range of benefits and functions, including:
- Helping to protect cells and keeping them healthy.
- Maintaining healthy skin, blood vessels, bones and cartilage.
- Helping with wound healing. (2)
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What contains Vitamin C?
The best way to increase your vitamin intake is to eat a rainbow of as many fruits and veggies as possible! You can eat fruit and veg in any form, whether that’s frozen, fresh or tinned. Some examples of fruit and veg high in vitamins are:
- Green & red peppers
Do I need to take supplements?
According to the Department of Health and Social Care, you should be able to get enough vitamin C from your everyday diet. But, if you don’t enjoy eating fruit & veggies, or can’t access a balanced diet, supplements are a great alternative (1).
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