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7 Ways Vitamin C Fights Heart Disease

7 Ways Vitamin C Fights Heart Disease

A recent study showed that men who consume at least 300 milligrams of vitamin C, through food and supplements, slash their risk of death from heart disease by 40 percent.

Here are seven proven ways that vitamin C helps lower your risk of heart disease:

1.  Vitamin C is linked to reduced levels of lipoprotein (a).  High levels of  lipoprotein (a) are linked to stroke.

2.  Vitamin C helps to prevent high blood pressure.

3.  Vitamin C helps to prevent hardening of the arteries.

4.  It lowers blood cholesterol levels.

5.  Vitamin C helps repair damaged artery walls, thereby preventing cholesterol from being deposited.

6.  As an antioxidant, it reduces free radicals which can damage the heart and blood vessels.

7.  Vitamin C is also linked, in studies, to an increase in high density lipoproteins (HDL), which is also frequently called the good cholesterol.

Vitamin C is found in most fruits and vegetables, especially pomegranates, tomatoes, citrus fruits, berries, acai, and red bell peppers.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and the upcoming book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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10:25AM PDT on May 1, 2013

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8:24AM PDT on Mar 18, 2013

Very true,thanks.

7:37AM PST on Feb 26, 2013

I'm sending this to my brother!

2:01AM PST on Feb 18, 2013

Thanks for sharing

4:29AM PST on Feb 14, 2013

Thank you Michelle, for Sharing this!

2:18AM PST on Dec 9, 2012

Thanks

6:51AM PST on Dec 8, 2012

Thanks for posting

4:46AM PST on Dec 8, 2012

thank you

9:39PM PST on Dec 7, 2012

Thanks,good info.

8:02PM PDT on Jul 13, 2012

I knew this, I always feel so much better when I take vit c, and not good when I don't.

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