6. Vitamin C
Also called ascorbic acid, vitamin C serves as an antioxidant and is important in facilitating wound healing. It helps in the formation of collagen, which is needed in great amounts for the repair of wounds. It also helps in the production of new red blood cells, which deliver oxygen to your brain and to the other cells of your body. The benefits of vitamin C may include protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling. Vitamin C is present in citrus fruits, grapefruits, strawberries, tomatoes and broccoli.