OKAY, BUT WHY IS IT SO GREAT?
Where do we even begin? Vitamin C (an antioxidant) is pretty much your immune system’s best friend (or one of them, we don’t want to speak on your immune system’s behalf). It’s a superstar year-round, but especially comes in handy during cold and flu season. And it’s pretty great when it comes to your skin, too. Vitamin C promotes the production of collagen, which gives skin strength, elasticity, and helps wounds heal. Just about the only thing vitamin C can’t brag about? It’s not produced naturally by the body. Yet another reason to eat citrus on the reg, if we do say so ourselves.
SOME OTHER FUN FACTS:
- Vitamin C might play a role in reducing the risk of heart disease*
- It may be associated with a lower risk of getting certain types of cancer. And while no single food can protect you against cancer on its own, the research surrounding citrus is certainly encouraging*
- Don’t exactly identify as a carnivore? Good news: vitamin C helps you absorb iron from plant foods*
- Because of its role in collagen production, vitamin C may be beneficial for those recovering from surgery*
THE HEAVY HITTERS
If there was a vitamin C hall of fame, our citrus varieties would have their own special wing. They’ve got plenty of vitamin C to go around, and you better believe they’re proud of it.