National Vitamin C Day
Every cold and flu season we hear the same slogan: “Make sure you’re getting your Vitamin C!” The truth is year-round Vitamin C consumption is just as important for optimal health as it is during the dreaded cold winter months.
Now-a-days, there are a million products that claim to be a “good source of Vitamin C”, but along with that comes excessive amounts of sugar and added flavoring. While Vitamin C is one of the most accessible micronutrients, it’s important to consume it in its purest form possible for maximum benefit!
A little back story on this essential nutrient. Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, which means it can dissolve in water. Since our bodies are 60% water, we cannot store it in our cells and tissues, so daily consumption is needed to maintain proper levels. While Vitamin C is widely known as an immunity booster, it is also critical in several metabolic processes in your body! Its antioxidant properties are important in assisting cell regulation and protecting your body from damaging free radicals.
The only way to get Vitamin C is to consume it through our diets! Main sources include citrus fruits, bell peppers, tomatoes, cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower), and more. Want to make it even easier on yourself to meet your daily Vitamin C requirement? Grab one of your favorite Suja Juices! Many of our flavors are formulated with 100% organic produce, giving you a quick and easy way to get those immune-boosting benefits!
National Vitamin C Day is April 4th. What’s your favorite way to get your daily dose of this delicious vitamin?!