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This vitamin offers important benefits especially as an antioxidant, protecting cells against free radical damage. It is also necessary for helping iron absorb more efficiently and your brain needs it so it can manufacture a chemical called norepinephrine which effects mood. Vitamin C also plays a key role in the development of collagen and helps keep your skin and the gums of your mouth healthy.
In addition there is some recent evidence suggesting that this vitamin and antioxidant can reduce cholesterol, protect against vision disorders of the eyes, and help prevent lung cancer, cardiovascular disease and kidney & liver diseases.
Most people are aware that oranges are a good source of this life essential vitamin, but good levels are also found in lemons, limes and grapefruit. Other fruit such as blueberries, canteloupe melon, kiwi fruit, papaya and strawberries also contain healthy quantities, but lesser known sources include asparagus, bell peppers, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, tomatoes and parsley.
So, given the variety of sources, and the clear benefits on offer from this vitamin, make sure C is key to your life!