I always coach my female clients to take their vitamin C first thing in the morning. It will boost your energy, make your skin radiate and support your immunity. There’s just one catch: this vitamin C doesn’t come from a glass of OJ.
The C in this vitamin stands for confidence! When you rock a sense of self, you gain a lot of the same benefits you would from the real vitamin C.
1. Energy: Confidence makes you feel more energetic, as if you can take on the world. I’m not suggesting your vitamin C chews are an energy supplement by any means. But when combined with other great nutrients, vitamin C can offer you a good boost. The same goes for self-esteem. A healthy body image can certainly perk you up — naturally. You’ll stand a little taller and walk in a way that says, “I got this!”
2. Immune boost: The real nutrient has long been credited for supporting immune health. The other “vitamin” C helps make you more immune to Debbie-downers and negative Nancys. Believing in yourself means having a more positive outlook. Practice positive thinking every day and you’ll soon develop a resistance to the things that try to bring you down.
3. Radiance: Vitamin C is an antioxidant and is needed for your body to produce collagen. This is great for glowing skin, much like vitamin confidence. When your confidence levels are high, you wear a smile that makes it hard for people not to notice you. Remember: smiles are contagious, so glow on, girlfriends!
Jennifer Nicole Lee is an international fitness model, best-selling author and motivational speaker who has appeared on Oprah, CBS The Early Show, Inside Edition, E! Entertainment and Fox and Friends. She is the author of the The Fun Fit Foodie Cookbook and was named one of the “Three Top Females in the Fitness Industry” of 2011 by Yahoo Sports. Check out her health and fitness tip videos exclusively on the Vitacost Live Wire.