The Benefits of Adding More Vitamin C to Your Lifestyle

It may reduce blood pressure, lower risk of heart disease and even help with gout.

Today is National Vitamin C Day. While Vitamin C is mostly associated with keeping colds away, it is also clinically proven to benefit our health in other ways. It may reduce blood pressure, lower risk of heart disease and even help with gout. Ways to take advantage of the powerhouse vitamin are eating more oranges and cantaloupes. But, did you know bell pepper, papaya, rosehips and even chili pepper have high doses too. Topically, Vitamin C keeps skin healthy by protecting it from oxidative damage, brightening and helping promote collagen. There are many serums on the market to choose from these days and even tablets to put into your bath water.