The Power of Vitamin C

Vitamin C, which is found in a variety of fruits and vegetables, is one of the safest and most effective nutrients, according to experts. The vitamin can protect against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.

Unfortunately only 10-20% of adults get the recommended nine servings of fruits and vegetables per day. As a result, some nutritionists recommend taking dietary supplement of vitamin C in addition to eating five servings of fruits and vegetables.

Here are some easy ways to get more fruits and vegetables into your diet:

  • Add pureed or grated fruits and veggies to homemade muffins, meatloaf and soups

  • Keep cut-up fruits and veggies on hand for snacks

  • Freeze fruit slices for a cool summer treat

  • Make sandwiches or wraps with dark lettuce, tomatoes, and shredded broccoli slaw

  • Add dried fruit to your cereal

  • Drink a glass of vegetable juice for a filling and low-calorie snack