Vitamin C supplements have been such a star product during this pandemic and people go crazy about consuming as much as they can on a daily basis. Let me tell you this, our recommended vitamin C daily intake is only 70mg/day (Recommended Nutrient Intake 2017). Now, check the dose of your vitamin C supplement on your shelf. 1000mg? 2000 mg?
It is well known that Vitamin C plays vital roles for your health. It improves the human immune system (reducing risk of infectious diseases) and aids many other bodily functions and growth. But what garners the most attention is the use of Vitamin C in beauty sections.
Vitamin C greatly assists in:
Minimises raised scar formation
Helps repair free radical damage
Brightens the skin
Helps fade dark spots on skin
It stimulates collagen production, improving the skin’s texture and quality. This has been demonstrated in numerous clinical studies in humans and animals.
With these benefits, people love the idea to consume more Vitamin C. Did you know that adults should not exceed the Vitamin C consumption of more than 2000mg/day? Since Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin, it can easily be excreted through urine or sweat. BUT megadoses of vitamin C may create abdominal discomfort and put a burden on your kidney when it is overly consumed over a long period of time.
How should we tackle this?
Good skin health is positively associated with fruit and vegetable intake in a number of well-executed intervention studies. Research shows a clear link between nutrition and skin condition. Why not enjoy your vitamin C through a healthy delicious way everyday. Let us share with you examples of fruits and vegetables that are high in Vitamin C:
Vitamin C mg per 100g
Cashew leaves (Pucuk gajus)
Now, you don’t have to limit your vitamin C choice to only orange. As you only need 70mg of vitamin C daily, about 50g of guava will be enough as it contains higher vitamin C.
As it is commonly found in foods, no one should believe that they need to depend on supplements. Given that you can easily incorporate different types of fruits and vegetables through juicing, it will certainly help to meet the daily recommended amount. Juice it, chew it, enjoy it!
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