Simplified Nutrition - Why Vitamin C?

It seems that everybody knows that including vitamin C in to the diet is important, but why?

Vitamin C

When stressed, the bodies requirement for vitamin C goes up drastically. Having sufficient stores of Vitamin C is vital for helping the body to create anti-flammatory hormones. It also helps to boost the bodies immunity to help fight infections. Lastly it is responsible for balancing stress hormones like cortisol.

Vitamin C is heat sensitive, so eating foods raw or lightly cooked is the best way to retain nutrients.

10 Best sources of vitamin C

  1. bell peppers
  2. kale and other dark leafy greens
  3. citrus
  4. berries
  5. papaya
  6. kiwi
  7. broccoli
  8. cauliflower
  9. brussel sprouts
  10. guava

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