Vitamin C is a great supplement choice for anyone working hard at the gym. Why? Well for starters, when you ingest Vitamin C, it works to lower bad cholesterol – LDL– while helping to raise good cholesterol – HDL. This balance between HDL and LDL cholesterol is very important, more important than your overall cholesterol reading.
Vitamin C is also the most potent water-soluble antioxidant. It works to fight against the aging process, cancer, heart disease and numerous other health conditions. Vitamin C will also help your body utilize fat as energy.
Another benefit of Vitamin C is that it also helps with the absorption of iron. It has also been proven to relieve pain and inflammation after exercise as well.
Good sources of Vitamin C include citrus fruits, guava, cantaloupe, mango, pineapple, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, green and red peppers, tomatoes, kiwi, watermelon, strawberries, raspberries, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, and spinach.
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