Today is National Vitamin C day. The vitamin that is the fighter of colds and the friend of healthy skin.
Spring can be a time for colds. If you feel one starting to take hold, you can load up on foods high in Vitamin C to help ward it off.
Oranges are good but there are foods with higher amounts of Vitamin C that you can easily find. Food like red bell peppers, guava, papaya and chili pepper.
Rosehip is an herbal medication high in Vitamin C that can help treat osteoarthritis. If you suffer from gout, try adding Vitamin C to your diet for some relief.
Your skin could benefit from Vitamin C too. Harvard Health has conducted studies using Vitamin C in a topical form. The studies indicate help with sun damage (when used with a sunscreen). The vitamin can also help improve dark spots and acne, and with some wrinkles. Your dermatologist should guide you on what is the best product for you.
Private Home Health Care hopes you can add Vitamin C to your diet and and look for more good information on social media using #vitaminCday.