National Vitamin C Day

Squeezing in this Holiday weekend is National Vitamin C Day! Although vitamin C is commonly known as the antidote to the common cold, there are so many other things it does for the body. Here are all the essential things to know about vitamin C and great tips/tricks to get in your diet today! 


What is Vitamin C? 


Vitamin C is nutrient, more specifically an antioxidant that helps protect your body’s cells from free radicals. Free radicals may have a role in the progression of heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamin C helps your body heal and also helps your body form blood vessels, muscle, and cartilage.


Where do I find Vitamin C?


Vitamin C is not naturally made by the body, but can be found in citrus fruits, berries, potatoes, tomatoes, and spinach. Vitamin C can also be found in supplement form, although greater benefits come from consuming it in food produce. 


Can I be deficient in Vitamin C?


Most people get enough vitamin C through their diet. People who are at risk for being deficient include smokers, individuals with gastrointestinal conditions and individuals who do not normally include fruits and vegetables in their diet


How can I incorporate more Vitamin C in my diet?


You can add more vitamin C in your diet by incorporating more fruits and vegetables in your diet. Enjoying citrus fruits like oranges or adding lemon juice to your salads can help increase your vitamin C intake. You can also get a great dose of vitamin C this Easter Weekend by incorporating orange juice into your brunch plans. 


Need some recipes to up your vitamin C content? We’ve got you covered! Check out the recipes below to get started:
Rise and Shine Citrus Waffles

Raspberry Orange Radicchio Salad

One Sheet Pan Sausage and Peppers

Gluten Free Medittereanen Lentil Salad

Light N Sweet Chicken Salad