You might only think about vitamin C when you are fighting colds and flu, but this super hero vitamin does so much more.
Vitamin C is a really valuable vitamin to have in your system. The benefits are numerous, especially for anyone wanting to lose weight and feel healthier.
The good news is that it’s hard to overdo it – anything your body doesn’t need is expelled as urine (as Vitamin C is water soluble).
Some good sources of Vitamin C
Try some of the recipes outlined below which come from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, which include key ingredients such as oranges, blueberries, spinach, watermelon, mango, strawberries, broccoli, bell peppers, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower and tomato.
6 amazing benefits of Vitamin C for health and weight loss
Here are just some of the health benefits of getting enough vitamin C in your diet, whether that’s through the foods you eat or a supplement.
1. Boost your immunity
Yes it really does help you fight off the sniffles or a cough. Keep you and your family topped up on vitamin C to reduce the likelihood of catching anything, or reduce the severity if you are already ill. The recipes on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge are all focused on keeping you in tip top health, and are focused on fresh produce.
Try this: Mango Bars
2. Regulate blood sugar levels
Avoid the highs and lows that come with a poor diet to keep your blood sugar levels steady. Vitamin C can help support this, so you don’t find yourself reaching for a cookie or chocolate bar every day at 3pm. Enjoy a healthy snack from the recipes on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
Try this: Spinach and Ricotta Triangles
3. Assist with weight loss
Whether you want to drop pounds or improve strength, Vitamin C can help. Being deficient in Vitamin C can make it very difficult to lose weight and reach a healthy BMI. It actually helps you to metabolize fat, so you can see why it’s essential.
Try these: Blueberry Breakfast Muffins
4. Antioxidant boost
Vitamin C can help reduce damage to the body by things like pollution and cigarette smoke. It can even help reduce the signs of aging.
Try the Cauliflower Cheese Panini from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
5. Give you energy
Hands up who could do with feeling a little less tired? Yes, that would be everyone. By enjoying 3 meals and 2-3 snacks per day on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge you can avoid the afternoon slump or everyday sluggishness.
Try this: Cheesy Broccoli Bites
6. Reduce effects of stress
Everyday stress can reduce your stores of vitamin C, so it’s a good idea to ensure you have an adequate intake. As busy moms, stress comes with the job, so ensure you are looking after yourself as well as the family.
Try this: Easy Choc Orange Mousse
Are you ready to become a Healthy Mommy?
Our Challenge is designed by moms FOR MOMS – to help them reach their goal weight and tackle their health and fitness.
The Challenge is home to customizable meal plans, 24/7 social support and realistic exercises moms can do AT HOME.
To find out more on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge click here.