Vitamin-C-21From the Desk of NY Health & Wellness Medical Director, Dr. Timothy Morley

DID YOU KNOW?…

Vitamin C Helps to Reduce the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Early Death

New research shows that high concentrations of vitamin C in the blood—drawing from the intake of fruit and vegetables—is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and early death.

So, what’s the best way to increase your Vitamin C? Since the human body is not able to produce vitamin C itself, you need to get vitamin C through other means including diet and supplements. Natural sources are bell peppers, kale, spinach, berries, citrus fruits, tomatoes, peas, and papayas.

Why is Vitamin C so important? Vitamin C helps to build the connective tissues which support and connect other various tissues and organs throughout the body. Vitamin C is also needed for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of the body. Further, Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant, meaning that it neutralizes free radicals and protects cells and biological molecules from damage that can potentially cause many diseases.