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Vitamin C is an essential compound that ensures the proper function of several physiological processes. It cannot be produced by the body. Hence, we have to cover our body's vitamin C need through our diet or supplements.
In our previous article, we covered how acerola, a fruit rich in vitamin C, helps with cardiovascular disease, blood pressure, and the immune system.
In this article, we will focus on other, less-discussed benefits from consuming vitamin C-rich foods or taking dietary supplements.
Acerola cherries offer several health benefits and have been used for centuries in the field of traditional medicine. In the past, people used to consume acerola to treat liver and digestive maladies, as well as seasonal infections such as the flu or cough. Acerola has recently become widely popular due to its high vitamin C content.
This article will focus on the four main health benefits you can expect from consuming acerola, according to modern science.
Bioflavonoids, also known as flavonoids, are a collection of naturally existing polyphenolic compounds all over the plant kingdom. They are produced by plants for protection against predators and are a natural antioxidant.
In this post, we will look at the importance of bioflavonoids for our body, their health benefits and how they influence our immune system. Last but not least, we will provide good dietary sources of bioflavonoids.
Vitamin D is an important compound for mediating multiple biochemical reactions in the body. What’s interesting about vitamin D is that it acts more like a hormone. In fact, all of our cells have vitamin D receptors, which is not the case for other molecules.