Vitamin C is Good for the Heart

The effects of Vitamin C, found in sources like citrus fruits, berries, peppers and dark leafy greens, have been long known to boost the immune system, increasing our chances of being protected from various illnesses here and there. But recent studies have shown that Vitamin C does a lot more for our health.

Supplementing with just one gram of ascorbate (Vitamin C) reduces the level of C-reactive protein (CRP), a biomarker of inflammation that has been shown to be a powerful predictor of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, as much or more than statin drugs.

High levels of CRP in your system increases your risk twice as much at having a cardiovascular incident. This protein is found excessively in food high in trans fat.

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