26.01.2012 02.Schwat. 5772
From reducing risk of heart disease, to preventing wrinkles, find out what this long-forgotten vitamin can do for you.
Ten years ago, Vitamin E was hailed around the world as the nutrient that would solve all our health problems. A few years later, the words antioxidants, flavonoids and phytonutrients starting popping up everywhere. Proclaimed as the first line of defense against cancer and cardiovascular disease, these compounds were heavily sought after. Last year, Vitamin D was crowned as the "ultimate disease fighting champion." But what about vitamin C? Continuously overshadowed by Vitamins A through K, Vitamin C hasn’t really received any respect since its glory days of curing scurvy-ridden sailors via juicy citrus fruit. Even its ability to fight off the common cold and flu has taken a massive hit, with many scientists now attributing this cold fighting ability to none other than Vitamin D….