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Make sure you give your body the recommended daily amounts of Vitamin C! Every time a study is performed on this safe and effective nutrient, the researchers are always finding out that Vitamin C provides many more benefits than originally thought. Be sure to check to see exactly what your recommended daily intake should be by visiting http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/supplement-guide-vitamin-c. Vitamin C: • Helps protect against immune system deficiencies and cardiovascular disease. • Helps people deal with stress. • Helps fight off colds. Doesn’t prevent them, though. • Helps skin wrinkling as we age • Helps lower risk of stroke. Of course, the best way to get your daily dose is to eat foods that are high in of Vitamin C. The following is a list of Vitamin C-rich foods along with the recommended daily intake amount. • Orange Juice – 1 cup • Tomato Juice – 1 cup • Cantaloupe – 1 cup • Kiwi – 1 medium-sized • Broccoli – 1 cup cooked • Red Pepper – 1/2 cup Tips for Consuming More Vitamin C • Add fresh fruit and/or berries to your muffins, pancakes, waffles, yogurt, and cereal. • Snack on pre-cut up fruits and/or vegetables, making sure to change it up so you never get bored! • Add dried fruit to your cereal for something a little different, or simply snack on the dried fruit. Yum! Good To Know Vitamin C is not stored in the body, so if you consume too much you simply pee it out later. Although, it is recommended that you don’t exceed more than 2,000 mg a day as this can upset your stomach.