Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) has a very important role in our body: it helps us produce collagen for the creation of tissues, cartilage and tendons, combats aging thanks to its antioxidant properties, and protects us from other external factors such as sun rays, stress, pollution...
On the other hand, our immune system is also exposed to numerous viruses that can cause winter symptoms, such as a cold.
This fall and winter will be very cold, and to avoid unnecessary medical appointments, we want you to know that vitamin C will help you relieve and prevent such annoying symptoms, as well as keep you fit.
The human body itself does not produce vitamin C, it is obtained through the consumption of fruit and vegetables (or through vitamin C pills or capsules). But from the nutritional point of view, we advise you to consume natural and fresh foods as the main source!
Oranges and its juice is one of the richest sources of vitamin C, which helps reduce tiredness and fatigue, and will also help and strengthen your immune system, increasing your defenses… it is key to recovering from a cold.
A good freshly squeezed orange juice, besides being delicious, will help you start the day with energy. In addition, you have to know that the properties of the vitamin C remain in perfect condition up to 12 hours after squeezing the oranges. Of course, you will have to keep it covered, away from sunlight and high temperatures, so that its flavor does not become bitter!
The recommended daily consumption of vitamin C is 75 mg (female) and approximately 90 mg (male). Beware of excesses, because they can cause diarrhea, nausea and stomach cramps.
Finally, in addition to citrus, there are more alternatives in which you can find vitamin C, such as broccoli, strawberries, kiwi or papaya.