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Commitment to health: Naturally adding vitamin C to your diet

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The benefits of vitamin C reach far beyond the common knowledge of treating colds and ailments. Foods rich in vitamin C should be a serious consideration to a healthy lifestyle.

Did you know that scientific evidence shows ingesting foods high in vitamin C aids the body in battling allergies and assisting in overall faster recovery with burns, wounds, and broken bones? These are only a few things this amazing vitamin does for our bodies.

Other Vitamin C Benefits

  • Used to treat Parkinson's disease
  • Excellent supplement for diabetics: regulates blood sugar spikes and drives down glycosylated hemoglobin levels
  • Counteracts free radicals in the body aiding in heart disease prevention
  • Antioxidants that help reduce/prevent cataracts; reduce/prevent heart disease/stroke
  • Antioxidants that help reduce; aids cholesterol in bloodstream from oxidizing
  • Helpful in periodontal and autoimmune disorders
  • Used to treat preeclampsia during pregnancy
  • Increases a smoker's sperm count
  • Immune system support
  • Cancer prevention

Remember that when it comes to selecting raw foods and the digestive system, always consider organic, especially if you eat any of the *Dirty Dozen foods considered to be most contaminated with chemicals.

Dirty Dozen Foods:

  1. potatoes
  2. spinach
  3. apples
  4. strawberries
  5. celery
  6. cherry tomatoes
  7. cucumbers
  8. grapes
  9. hot peppers
  10. sweet bell peppers
  11. nectarines (imported)
  12. peaches

For additional information and local places to shop for healthy foods, click on any of the following links:
Boise Co-Op
Whole Foods Market
Brown Box Organics
The Organic Store Locator
• Learn more about the benefits of fiber by clicking on the WebMD link in this sentence.
• For more foods that contain Vitamin C, click on the link in this sentence.
• For more information about Vitamin C supplements, click on the link in this sentence.
• For more information on *Dirty Dozen foods, click on the link in this sentence.

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