Vitamin C Supplements Birmingham AL

Vitamin C are packed with antioxidants, which protect cells from oxidative damage, and oxidative damage breaks down cartilage—the “shock absorber” in the knee joint. So eating vitamin C–rich foods may protect your knees from osteoarthritis.

Walgreens
795 Wilson St
Wetumpka, AL
 
Organic Harvest
(205) 978-0318
1580 Montgomery Hwy, #12
Birmingham, AL
 
Smoothie King
1499 S College St
Auburn, AL
 
Honey & Spice Health Foods
(205) 655-0307
218 Main St #114
Trussville, AL
 
Golden Temple Natural Grocery & Cafe
(205) 933-6333?
1901 11th Ave S
Birmingham, AL
 
The Vitamin Shoppe
7345 Eastchase Pkwy
Montgomery, AL
 
Whole Foods Market
(205) 912-8400
3100 Cahaba Village Plaza
Birmingham, AL
 
Natural Pantry
3801 Old Seward Hwy Ste A1
Anchorage, AL
 
Mill House Natural Foods
(205) 664-7434
507 11th Ave SW
Alabaster, AL
 
Red Rain
(205) 871-9282?
2805 18th St S
Birmingham, AL
 

Vitamin C to Stave off Arthritis

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By Celia Shatzman

Eating vitamin C–rich foods may protect your knees from osteoarthritis, reports a recent study in Arthritis Research & Therapy. Here’s why: They’re packed with antioxidants, which protect cells from oxidative damage, and oxidative damage breaks down cartilage—the “shock absorber” in the knee joint. Vitamin C slows down deterioration by strengthening cartilage and reducing inflammation in the joint. “To get the full benefits, eat food with lots of vitamin C on a daily basis,” says Marissa Lippert, MS, a dietitian in New York City. But oranges have stolen the vitamin C spotlight for far too long. Here’s how to sneak the top five runner-ups into your diet:

Papaya.
Boasting 300 percent of the daily recommendation per serving, this vitamin C superstar is delicious in a smoothie: Blend papaya chunks with a frozen banana, ice, and 1/3 cup of 100 percent pineapple juice.

Red, yellow, and orange bell peppers. Cut into strips and dip in hummus for a healthy snack; or roast the peppers and use them as a colorful topping for grilled chicken or salmon.

Broccoli. Sauté for 10 minutes with olive oil and garlic, and toss with whole-wheat pasta.

Brussels Sprouts. Drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper and roast at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes for an easy side dish.
Strawberries. Toss into cereal, salads, or smoothies. Or drizzle strawberries with balsamic vinegar for a dessert.
—Celia Shatzman

Author: Celia Shatzman

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