Staying healthy is important and I know you try, but there are those times when we fall short of giving it our all. With our hectic, sometimes unpredictable lifestyles we can find ourselves grabbing take-out because we don’t have time to cook. When we do this we miss out on important vitamins and minerals. Vitamin C is your healths happy helper and is essential to our health and happiness, but we can only reap the benefits if we get it into our systems.
Just How Valuable Is It
If you have adequate amounts of vitamin C in your body, you will be able to burn about 30 percent more fat when doing moderate exercises. It appears that vitamin C can actually aid the pathways for energy expenditure, regulate fat oxidation and energy intake too. Your body will work more efficiently.
Although it is not a sunscreen, it can reduce the amount of damage that your skin receives from sun exposure. Free radicals make skin look dull and dry but vitamin C protects against them.
A lowered risk of heart disease, lower incidences of stroke and even lowered blood pressure are all associated with diets high in vitamin C. Also, it improves blood cell function and enhances vascular relaxation.
Scars be Darned
Vitamin C isn’t just your healths happy helper, it assists in healing wounds by replacing damaged skin tissue with fresh healthy tissue. You will notice improvement of scars and wounds in no time.
Our bodies suffer from inflammation when we feel stressed, when we are exposed to pollutants, during some exercises and many other times as well. In these times free radicals are damaging our bodies but vitamin C reduces inflammation and gets our bodies back to normal.
Vitamin C Get’s in There
If you want to get the most out of vitamin C, you will need to exfoliate your skin before using it topically. This way, your skin will be able to absorb the nutrients delivered by vitamin C and you can have a healthy beautiful skin in no time.
These are just a few of the health benefits vitamin c offers. Take your vitamins daily, exercise and eat a complete healthy diet when you can. If you do this on the reg there is no reason to feel guilty about grabbing take-out. Kick your feet up, relax and enjoy your food and your time. You know you deserve it. I know you deserve it, we all do. Xoxo