Vitamin C Reduces Stress

Posted In: Dietician-Nutritionist     2018-02-22     9

We usually associate vitamin C with its immune-boosting properties and benefits related to the common cold and flu season. But vitamin C also helps to fight both the physical and psychological effects of stress on people.


Cortisol is a hormone produced by the adrenal gland when you are under stress. It is associated with glucose metabolism, immune function, inflammation, and insulin release. Higher levels of cortisol can interfere with decrease muscle tissue, suppress thyroid function, cognitive performance, and increase visceral fat.


Studies suggest that vitamin C taken in the right dosage might reduce cortisol levels. Do consult your doctor before taking vitamin C supplements. Find the best doctors in Bangalore easily with


Foods rich in vitamin C


Listed below are some of the foods high in vitamin C and will load your diet with a major serving of this essential nutrient.

·         Strawberries

·         Red pepper bell

·         Papayas

·         Orange

·         Kiwi

·         Broccoli

·         Tomatoes

·         Dark leafy greens


Other health benefits of vitamin C


·         Prevent Scurvy

·         Treatment of common cold

·         Loaded with antioxidants

·         Aids the absorption of iron in the body

·         Helps in the production of collagen

·         Improves brain health


·         Plays a great role in skin repairing process