I firmly believe that a good dose of Vitamin C cures almost all ills. Vitamin C was the first vitamin I ever took, and it’s the main one I take now. It’s thought to be great for the immune system, iron absorption, healing of wounds, and maintenance of things like bones and teeth. No scurvy for this girl! On National Vitamin C Day, lets talk about how I get my daily dose.
Vitamin C Supplements
The first and obvious way I get Vitamin C is in actual vitamin form. It’s the easiest way to do it. I take one pill a day, for the most part, and that meets my daily needs.
If there is illness going around or I feel myself dragging a bit, I give myself a boost with Emergen-C. It’s a powder I can mix with water, which serves a dual purpose. First, I get more Vitamin C, and second, it gives me a reason to hydrate. You know how I struggle with that.
Vitamin C Through Foods
Vitamin C shows up in a lot of foods I don’t love (oranges, I’m looking at you), but also in foods I do. Citrus is not my fruit of choice, but Vitamin C pops up in things like strawberries, potatoes, broccoli, brussels sprouts and peppers. I eat all of those things on the regular.
Drinking Vitamin C
If you’ve been with RWP a while, you know I am “particular” about drinks. It is my belief that juice belongs in things like mimosas and cocktails. However, if I am going to drink my Vitamin C, it’s going to be in the form of all-natural, one ingredient juices like this one from Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice.
Vitamin C In Self-Care
Did you know that Vitamin C is great inside and out? I use Vitamin C serums to help brighten my skin. Additionally, I will use citrus essential oils to lift my mood or get some mental clarity (citrus scents really perk me up – there’s no science to it, it’s just how I roll).
Vitamin C Or Vitamin Sea?
That’s right! A little play on words can give us the best Vitamin “C” ever! I’m all in with the waves and the salt air and the fresh air. The benefits of time by the ocean are too numerous to list and I’m always happier after a day by the water.