A study shows that vitamin C is linked to healthy brain and nerve functioning.
According to the CHALICE Cohort Study, an Australian research effort, levels of the nutrient correlate with markers for cognitive and metabolic health in individuals around the age of 50.
Vitamin C provides the two necessary neurotransmitters that help regulate mood and protect the body against health problems such as asthma, cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, macular degeneration, and osteoarthritis.
Vitamin C is also a natural antihistamine, and it can help control allergies.
As a powerful antioxidant, vitamin C can protect all of the cells from damage.
The vitamin is also necessary for collagen and muscle production. Additionally, vitamin C helps repair damaged tissues all over the body, heal wounds, and boost the immune system.
Vitamin C can also help strengthen your bones and teeth.
The results of these studies emphasize the importance of vitamin C when it comes to brain health and cognitive health, especially among older individuals.
Food sources rich in vitamin C include:
A cup of raw chopped broccoli has 81 mg of vitamin C. While cooking reduces its vitamin C content down to 50 mg, the vegetable also contains calcium, fiber, potassium, vitamins A and K and various antioxidants.
One cup of raw cauliflower has 50 mg of vitamin C. It also contains calcium, fiber, folate, potassium, and vitamin K. Cauliflower also has various antioxidants.
The grapefruit, which is related to the orange, is also high in vitamin C. Half a grapefruit has 45 mg of vitamin C. Grapefruit also contains fiber, potassium, and vitamin A.
A single kiwifruit contains about 60 mg of vitamin C. It also has fiber and potassium.
Red sweet peppers
Like green bell peppers, red sweet peppers are rich in vitamin C. These peppers have a milder flavor, with a single pepper containing 150 mg of vitamin C. Red sweet peppers also have fiber, potassium, several B-complex vitamins, and vitamin A.
These berries are chock-full of vitamin C. One cup of strawberry slices has 98 mg of the nutrient. Strawberries are also rich in fiber, folate, magnesium, and potassium.
And last but not the least…
The most easily accessible sources of Vitamin C, the citrus fruits. Oranges typically contain a little more than 50 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 grams of flesh whereas Lemons contain about 40 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 grams of flesh.