5 Vitamin C rich foods to add to your diet chart for glowing skin

Wondering how to keep your skin radiant and fresh in summers? Here are some lesser known Vitamin C rich foods to add to your meals.

Updated on Mar 29, 2019 11:09 AM IST  |  466.5K
Find out 5 Vitamin C rich foods to add to your diet chart for glowing skin
Find out 5 Vitamin C rich foods to add to your diet chart for glowing skin

Found in fresh fruits and vegetables, Vitamin C is a nutrient popular for treating cold and flu. Also known as ascorbic acid, the water-soluble nutrient acts as a powerful antioxidant and helps in keeping the skin glowing and healthy. It also strengthens bones, synthesises neurotransmitters, heals wounds, metabolises protein, improves iron absorption and helps fights cancer.

Many health experts and nutritionists recommend seasonal Vitamin C foods as the human body does not have the capacity to generate the nutrient. It is essential to get it through food and other supplements. Another thing you must remember is to cook Vitamin C-rich foods at low temperatures for a short time as it is said to be heat-sensitive.

Off to the market to buy some more oranges and lemons? Wait! There are many other lesser known sources of Vitamin C.

Broccoli

Not only a healthy ingredient in meals, but broccoli is also a rich source of several nutrients. Did you know it contains a high amount of Vitamin C too? Drink a broccoli smoothie or bake it with pasta to keep your health in check.

Kiwi

Also known as Chinese gooseberry, kiwi fruit is packed with Vitamin C and has several health benefits including improved digestive health, relief from asthma, insomnia. It also aids diabetic patients.

Spinach

The leafy green flowering plant contains Vitamin C and if combined with Brussel sprouts or lime juice for breakfast, it can help keep your diet wholesome.

Strawberry

Even if you eat one of two pieces of strawberry every morning, it can help increase your immunity, keep you fresh and boost your skin health.

Papaya

Not only is papaya a healthy tropical fruit rich in Vitamin C, fibre and flavonoids, but it can also help battle high blood pressure and reduce cholesterol levels too.

By directly applying Vitamin C rich foods to the face, it also helps maintain the radiance and glow of the skin. The nutrient not only minimises redness but also acts as a natural bleach and increases the synthesis of collagen to prevent ageing.

If a person is deficient in Vitamin C, he or she can suffer from fatigue, weight loss, muscle and joint ache, dry hair and skin conditions. So, what are you waiting for? Get set to add these foods to your meals and stay healthy.

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