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Why You Need More Vitamin C in Your Diet

By Genevieve Cunningham

Vitamins are essential to our ultimate well-being. We need Vitamin D for our bones and our moods. We need Vitamin E for our skin. Each vitamin brings its own unique set of benefits into our lives. But are there some vitamins that are more important than others? Though each vitamin is absolutely essential, some may bring more benefits to our bodies than others. Some may affect more areas of our bodies, and so getting enough is imperative to good health. If you want to clean up your diet and increase the vitamins that you're getting every day, take a look at why you should focus on Vitamin C first.

For a Strong Immune System

Vitamin C is well known as an immune system booster. When it strengthens the immune system, it enables your body to fight off various germs and infections. Not only can it help fight off regular germs and illnesses such the common cold, but research suggests that it can also help in the prevention of chronic illness and disease. If you would like to strengthen your body's natural defenses, Vitamin C is a great place to start.

For Heart Health

Vitamin C doesn't help the heart specifically, but it may help other factors in your body that can potentially protect the heart from disease. Vitamin C may be a factor in lowering bad cholesterol and raising good cholesterol. Keeping this balanced appropriately is a huge factor in long-term heart health. It may also help lower blood pressure, which is another important factor in heart healthy. While there are plenty of other ways to strengthen the heart, getting enough Vitamin C should be in the mix.

For Brain Health

Recent studies suggest that consuming Vitamin C may be good for the brain. Because it's a powerful antioxidant, it's thought that Vitamin C may ward off dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Is it a cure? No. But anyone wanting to keep the brain as healthy as possible for as long as possible should consider adding it to their diet.

We should be concerned with getting enough of every vitamin. The more nutrients that we get in our bodies, the healthier we're going to be and the better we're going to feel. Eat a well balanced diet, and add in some dark leafy greens and citrus fruits to increase Vitamin C. A healthy diet is a healthy life, so get started now.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Toledo, Ohio.

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