Vitamin C for Anti-Aging

A daily dose of vitamin C is indeed crucial to looking fresh and boasting a glowing complexion. The effects of vitamin C on the skin are easily visible in the form of radiant skin and uniform texture.

For many women, aging skin naturally starts to lose its firmness while external factors like UV exposure, environmental pollutants and lifestyle habits such as smoking start to take a toll. But with a good supply of vitamin C levels in your diet, these effects can be minimized and even reversed.

The protein responsible for giving the skin its firmness and elasticity is known as collagen. Now collagen is produced by vitamin C and helps skin cells grow healthily while doing the dual work of skin repair by creating scar tissue.

When the body receives an adequate supply of vitamin C, it becomes armed with all the components needed for strengthening skin cells as well as taking care of rectifying any damage that the skin may have suffered.

In addition vitamin C also protects against free radicals which are unstable molecules that damage collagen causing wrinkles, fine lines and dry skin. But with a daily dose of vitamin C in your diet, long-term benefits of achieving younger looking skin are not far behind.

To meet the daily dose of vitamin C it is great to consume fruits and vegetables. And while that might seem like platefuls of greens and other colored vegetables, it is not really such a daunting task.

Vitamin C is readily available in many fruits and vegetables with collard greens, spinach, tomatoes, bell peppers, cauliflower and broccoli being generous sources.

Apart from the greens and traditional veggies, vitamin C can also be found abundantly in many fruits like strawberries, oranges, grapefruits, guavas and pineapple to name a few.

Source: http://www.whfoods.org/

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