November 12, 2018 by: Vicki Batts
News) Vitamin C is the go-to nutrient for immune system support, but did
you know that this vital nutrient can also help prevent heart disease?
Coronary heart disease is a leading cause of premature death in the
United States, and it turns out diet is a huge factor. Estimates have long
shown that roughly half of all early deaths are preventable —
and that poor diet is the top contributor to premature mortality. And now,
scientists are saying that simply increasing vitamin C intake may be key
to keeping heart disease at bay.
reality is that an inexpensive vitamin supplement could reduce the rate of
coronary heart disease but mainstream medicine is so deeply entrenched in
pharmaceutical dogma, the idea that nutrients can prevent disease is
downright blasphemous. Ironically, many professionals readily admit that
poor diet is what is causing all of this death and disease.
C for heart health
study recently published in Journal of the American College of
Nutrition found that higher vitamin C intake strongly correlates with
a reduction in risk in coronary heart disease. The study featured 108 men,
many of whom were smokers. Researchers grouped the men into three tiers,
based on their vitamin C intake.
in the top tier of vitamin C consumption reduced their risk of heart
disease by 66 percent — compared to those in the lowest third. As Natural
Health 365 reports further:
Although the exact mechanism by which
vitamin C provides such dramatic heart benefits is unknown, researchers
think it has to do with the vitamin’s ability to prevent and alleviate
endothelial dysfunction, the stiffening of arterial walls that can
impede blood flow. Vitamin C seems particularly effective in reducing
endothelial dysfunction – especially in smokers.
from the University of Cophenhagen has also shown that vitamin
C intake influences heart disease risk. Utilizing data from 100,000 Danes,
scientists found that high vitamin C concentrations in the blood were
associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and early death.
But this benefit was specifically associated with people who had high
blood levels of vitamin C from consuming plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Kobylecki, a medical doctor and Ph.D. student at the Department of
Clinical Biochemistry, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, commented on the
study’s findings and stated, “We can see that those with the highest
intake of fruit and vegetables have a 15 percent lower risk of developing
cardiovascular disease and a 20 percent lower risk of early death compared
with those who very rarely eat fruit and vegetables. At the same time, we
can see that the reduced risk is related to high vitamin C concentrations
in the blood from the fruit and vegetables.”
group of researchers note that while vitamin C can be obtained from a
supplement, getting nutrition from food is preferable for an array of
reasons. Professor Boerge Nordestgaard contended, “You can get
vitamin C supplements, but it is a good idea to get your vitamin C by
eating a healthy diet, which will at the same time help you to develop a
healthier lifestyle in the long term, for the general benefit of your
C offers a host of benefits to the body. It is an antioxidant nutrient,
and is also used by the body to make connective tissues. Scientists
suspect its antioxidant power is part of what makes it so
cardio-protective. It has even been looked at for its ability to help balance
hormones and prevent cancer.
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