Vitamin C Supplements Sand Springs OK

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.

Anner's Wellness Works
(918) 592-4421
1915 S. Boston
Tulsa, OK

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(918) 592-4421
1915 S. Boston
Tulsa, OK
 
Naturalfarms
(918) 583-5354
420 S. Utica
Tulsa, OK
 
Naturalfarms
(918) 583-5354
420 S. Utica
Tulsa, OK

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Health Food Center
7301 S Pennsylvania Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Whole Foods Market
(918) 712-7555
1401 E 41st St
Tulsa, OK
 
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615 Graham Rd
Cuyahoga Falls, OK
 
Petty's Fine Foods
(918) 747-8616
1964 Utica Square
Tulsa, OK
 
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(918) 742-6630
3321 E 31st St.
Tulsa, OK
 
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(918) 742-6630
3321 E 31st St.
Tulsa, OK

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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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