Elixir for Life

Did you know that you cut back the risk of heart disease by 25% if you take vitamin C supplements? Scientists have a new fresh look at the C. They found new ways on how the mighty C can help us stay healthy and look and feel younger. Here's a list of what the C can do for us...

1. PREVENT WRINKLES. The antioxidants in vitamin C helps turn back the clock. It helps form collagen which smooths fine lines and wrinkles.

2. PROTECT YOUR HEART. Taking more than 700 mg of C supplements daily reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease by 25%. Women who take a combo of 500 mg of Vitamin C and 600 IU of Vitamin E daily can cut their stroke risk by 30%.

3. KEEP CANCER AT BAY. A diet full of vitamin C rich fruits and veggies is not only good for your heart. It may also lower risks of bladder, esophagus, stomach and lung cancers.

4. BOOST BRAIN POWER. The combination of C and E is smart for another reason, research shows it may lessen Alzheimer's risks by as much as 64%. The high fat content in the brain makes it vulnerable for free radicals but the C's antioxidants may act as shields.

5. SAVE YOUR EYESIGHT. The C can't prevent the need for reading glasses around age 45 but it can help prevent one of the leading causes of blindness, AMD or age-related macular degeneration.

6. HELP YOU LIVE LONGER. I am sure you know by now that green tea protects our body from toxins which contribute to cancer, stroke and heart attack. When you add citrus juices [lemon, lime, orange or calamansi] to green tea, it revs up the immunity-boosting power of the tea.

13 comments:

Valerie said...

Vitamin C is possibly the most well known vitamin of all. It performs a variety of vital functions for health. I'm also taking Vitamin C and E as my daily supplements. I'm taking a combo of 500 mg. of Vitamin C and 400 IU of Vitamin E daily.
Vitamin C doesn't only act as antioxidants but also strengthens our resistance to infections and lowers levels of blood cholesterol.

cherry/girlforallstatus said...

Hi Liza,

You might have received the I Love Your Blog Award sometime in the past but I still want to pass this on to you. Please grab it when you have free time.

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Jeanny said...

hmmm....this reminds me to take my doze today!

Have a great day!

fwaggle said...

there's a lot of things we don't get about vitamin c. it's been found in dogs (anecdotal of course, there doesn't seem to have been any studies to confirm it yet) that things like hip dysplasia and other joint conditions can be delayed by large doses of vitamin C.

there's no reason for it, no conceivable evidence for why it should work - but a dog's brain can't grok the placebo effect, and a good many people have found that when tired old fido gets a good sized dose of vitamin c he walks better for the next couple of days.

Gbex and Ellen said...

heloo liza ...have a nice day!psencia na bihira me nadalaw ...medyo nagpapakananay muna

Rachel said...

We have just started eating more portions of fruit and veg so are likely to be having more Vitamin C than we were before - it is great to know how much good we are doing!

Judy said...

I knew Vitamin C was beneficial, but didn't know about some of things you posted in your blog. Thanks! Just dropped in to say "hi" via entrecard.

carol at A Second Cup said...

I didn't know all that about Vitamin C. Thanks for the informative post.

Jade said...

Great info - I shouldn't forget to drink mine today!

Mekhismom said...

Great tips. This is very good information, I really enjoy stopping by your blog.

Amel's Realm said...

I take vitamin C every day. YAAAAAAAAAAAAYYY!!! I LOVE your tips! ;-D

WeblogLearner said...

Really? I thought the eyesight problem is the work of A. I never knew C has something to do with it as well.

Nothinglikeit said...

Thanks! I did not know a few of those!
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