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Vitamin C for a Vibrant Complexion

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One of the best parts of summer is the fresh array of juicy, delicious fruits and vegetables. Watermelons, leafy greens, strawberries, and kiwi are just a few favorites, and as an added bonus, their high content of Vitamin C helps fortify skin cells from the inside-out, leaving you with a gorgeous glow!

In addition to boosting the immune system, decreasing LDL cholesterol, and preventing heart disease, Vitamin C also combats the signs of aging. Foods high in vitamin C boost collagen production, which is essential for firm, smooth skin, and the high antioxidant content of fresh fruits helps fight skin damage caused by free radicals and oxidative stress.

Vitamin C can be found in numerous beauty and skin care products, but here at Eat Clean Health we’re big fans of eating our way to optimal health and gorgeous skin, so here’s a list of our favorite nutrient dense, vitamin C loaded whole foods.

Top 10 List of Foods High in Vitamin C:

  • Strawberrieseat_woman
  • Kiwi
  • Broccoli
  • Cantaloupe
  • Bell Peppers
  • Kale
  • Parsley
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Citrus Fruits
  • Watermelon

Fresh lemon juice is, of course, another fantastic source of Vitamin C, and one of the first things I recommend to each and every client is to start the day by drinking a cup of warm water with fresh squeezed lemon juice.

Starting the day this way is a great way to:

  • Warm the digestive system
  • Flush toxins from the liver
  • Metabolize fat
  • Hydrate the body
  • Infuse the skin with a high concentration of Vitamin C.

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Incorporate these foods into your daily diet and watch your complexion transform into its healthiest, most radiant and glowing self!

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Author: eat.clean.health.

Jodi Geigle is a board certified nutrition and wellness professional highly experienced in nutrition counseling, wellness program creation, effective client behavior modification, corporate wellness and large scale team leadership with an emphasis in operations, technology and start up culture. Jodi has been featured in Women's Running, Active.com and MindBodyGreen.

One thought on “Vitamin C for a Vibrant Complexion

  1. Very helpful and informative article.

    On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 1:34 PM, eatcleanhealth

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