Health Benefits of Vitamin C
What does vitamin C do to prevent cancer?

Health benefits of vitamin C are primarily due to the protective role it plays on your body. That's why you need a daily supply of it. What does Vitamin C do? It makes your skin clear and protects your gums, lungs, cells, immune and detoxification systems. It provides preventive health effects against cancer and other diseases.

What does vitamin C do?

Picture of papaya, one of the fruits with health benefits of vitamin c

Health benefits include . . .

  • healthy and smooth skin

  • healthy gums

  • proper absorption of iron, which is important if you are anemic.

  • faster healing of wounds

  • protection of lining of your respiratory tract
      This leads to benefits such as prevention of lung-related health problems such as the common cold and other respiratory infections.
  • proper functioning of the immune system
      When your immune system experiences a lot of stress, it can result to depletion of ascorbic acid in the body.

      Thus one of the benefits of taking ascorbic acid is it helps your immune system to do its job properly to ensure your health.

  • optimum functioning of the detoxification system
      Ascorbic acid is required by the body to process all toxins for elimination. When there is too much toxins in your body, your liver requires ascorbic acid to process and flush them out.
  • Vitamin C benefits you by lessening the negative side effects of excessive vitamin A in the body. Too much of it is bad for your body but when enough ascorbic acid is available, it becomes less toxic.

What is the health link between vitamin C and cancer?

Ascorbic acid is considered necessary in cancer prevention because it . . .

  • protects your cells against damage caused by free radicals

  • is a very powerful antioxidant

  • protects important proteins, lipids (fats), carbohydrates, and nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) from oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is a result of when more free radicals are present than antioxidants. Free radicals come from...

    normal daily activities, and

    exposure to harmful environmental pollutants and

    toxins such as cigarette smoke.

  • helps produce other antioxidants such as vitamin E.

Would you like more information about health benefits of ascorbic acid? Click here for the Facts About Vitamin C.

What are excellent and natural vitamin C food sources?

Photo of kiwi fruit, foods with vitamin c

Fruits such as kiwi are rich in ascorbic acid. Their consumption is highly recommended because one of the health benefits of vitamin C is cancer prevention.

It's interesting that green leafy vegetables such as spinach are one of the best sources of this vitamin.

Click here for the list of foods high in vitamin C.

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