In September 2017, researchers in Australia published a study in the peer-reviewed journal Nutrients, showing a connection between diet and cognition.
Cognition is the process we use to acquire knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and our senses.
The researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 50 previously published studies, which had explored the connection between cognition and vitamin C.
What did the research show?
What they discovered was that participants who were—what the researchers referred to as—“cognitively intact” had higher vitamin C levels when compared to those who had cognitive impairment.
This is one more study among a growing body of research showing a connection between what we eat and our mental health. Here at Truehope, we’ve been promoting nutrition as mental health treatment for over 20 years.
Where can I get vitamin C?
Vitamin C is most widely available in fruits in vegetables. Concentrations of this vitamin can decrease in time if not stored properly and when cooked, so fresh, raw produce is best for optimum vitamin C intake. Here are 20 common fruits and vegetables with significant vitamin C concentrations.
- Bell peppers
- Brussels sprouts
- Passion fruit
Did you know that Truehope EMPowerplus contains vitamin C? EMPowerplus is an all-natural combination of 36 vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants specially formulated to promote physical and mental well-being. A single standard dose of two capsules of EMPowerplus contains 134% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C.