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Floursh: Your Cheat Sheet on Vitamin C

9/7/2022

Did you know that almost half of Americans aren't getting enough vitamin C?

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Vitamin C is a nutrient your body needs to build blood vessels, cartilage, muscle and collagen. It also helps your body's healing process and helps your body absorb and store iron.

Foods high in vitamin C

  • Citrus Fruits
  • Berries
  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Cabbage
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach

Benefits of vitamin C

Evidence shows that taking vitamin C supplements regularly with other vitamins and minerals may prevent age-related macular degeneration from worsening.

Some studies have shown that people with higher levels of vitamin C in their diets have a lower risk of developing cataracts.

Source: Mayo Clinic

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