4. Giving Colds the Cold Shoulder
This is likely the benefit most associated with vitamin C consumption, although as WebMD points out, “it may not be a cure.” However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t load up on C if you’ve already got the sniffles.
The source points out that some studies have shown consumption of the antioxidant vitamin can help prevent complications from a cold or flu, including developing pneumonia or lung infections.
5. You Can ‘C’ The Skin Benefits
Many people spend top dollar on skin creams and lotions to keep their skin looking young, and others go the extra mile for laser treatments to erase wrinkles. However, it turns out that just adding more C to your diet can help keep your skin looking supple.
The Telegraph explains vitamin C was the “most searched” beauty product of 2017 – “widely known for its antioxidant benefits for your body but also your skin, brilliantly boosting collagen while helping to treat UV exposure photo-damage.” However, keep in mind the source touts vitamin C enriched skin products, so you still might have to shell out some dollars.
6. Easier to Pee with C
We apologize for that headline (not really), but the point is that vitamin C can help prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs), which can lead to painful urination. “If you have ever suffered from a urinary tract infection, you know it is an experience you never want to repeat,” notes AuthorityDiet.
It notes that doctors may tell patients to drink citrus fruit juices high in C to help acidify urine, which in turn will help limit unfriendly bacteria that causes a UTI in the first place. It may also be useful if you already have a UTI and want to limit the symptoms, it adds.