We have all had our parents shouting at us to eat our fruit and veg up, because it is full of vitamins to help us grow. Well, how right were they? Vitamin C has long been the answer to many ailments, from dry skin to recurring colds, and the science world is still discovering new benefits all of the time. One of the best ways to get vitamin C is in smoothies, with some of the best smoothies in Los Angeles being whizzed up at Naturewell Juice Bar.
Vitamin C helps our body in the following ways, to name just a few.
Fighting Free Radicals
The antioxidants present in vitamin C show signs of protecting the body from toxins and free radicals (harmful molecules), stopping a build up that could potentially lead to serious illnesses, such as cancer. It is well known that antioxidants also act as an anti-inflammatory, essential in the treatment and prevention of chronic diseases, such as heart failure and strokes.
A Natural Antihistamine
We all know that vitamin C helps to alleviate symptoms of the common cold by acting as an antihistamine, but it is now believed that it can also help in the treatment of allergies and respiratory conditions, such as asthma.
Improved Iron Absorption
As well as providing many benefits in itself, vitamin C also plays a significant role in our body’s ability to absorb iron. People suffering from anaemia or who are pregnant, are encouraged to increase their intake of vitamin C, in order to boost their iron levels. Next time you are feeling a little run down and dash for iron rich foods, maybe just hit the fruit bowl instead and enjoy the best acai bowl Los Angeles has to offer.
If you want to enjoy your recommended daily allowance of vitamin C by drinking the best smoothie in LA, pop into Naturewell Juice Bar today and we will fire up the blender.