Are You Getting Enough Vitamin C to Boost Immunity?
Vitamin C is so much more than an immune-booster and bone-strengthener.
It’s necessary for the growth and repair of ALL of your body’s tissues.
It reduces heart disease risk.
It’s good for cartilage, teeth, collagen, and wound healing.
Oh, and more recent studies have demonstrated its ability to help combat respiratory infections like the cold, flu, and COVID-19.
It’s powerful stuff.
But if you’re overweight, a recent study found that you might not be getting enough vitamin C to take advantage of these benefits.
Fortunately, one simple food can fix that fast.
Studies have shown that people with a higher body weight tend to have lower levels of C.
So, researchers wanted to find out exactly how much of the vitamin someone needs—based on their body weight—to obtain its immune-boosting and heart-protecting benefits.
They determined that for every 22 extra pounds someone weighs (over their ideal weight), they need 10 additional milligrams of vitamin C ABOVE the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) to make sure they’re getting all the benefits C has to offer.
The good news is that obtaining this much vitamin C is easier than you might think.
The best sources of C are fruit and vegetables like citrus fruit, bell peppers, tomatoes, and cruciferous veggies (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage).
The current RDA of vitamin C is 90 mg for men, and 75 mg for women. One orange contains about 70 mg, and one kiwifruit contains 100 mg.
For most people, these foods could satisfy your daily C needs.
But if you’re carrying around some extra pounds, you can get those 10 extra milligrams simply by adding in one apple per day.
In other words, no matter what you weigh, you can get all of the C you need through a balanced, whole food diet.
P.S. I recently revealed five secret benefits of vitamin C that you probably haven’t heard about. Click here to read about them.
Dean, M. “The Amount of Vitamin C That Boosts the Immune System.” PsyBlog. https://www.spring.org.uk/2022/06/vitamin-c-immune.php
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