Vitamin C - get it in you!

Vitamin C, or Ascorbic Acid, is an essential vitamin. This means that it can’t be produced (or synthesised) by the body itself, and must be obtained through the diet. Humans are one of the few animals who cannot produce their own Vitamin C. Vitamin C’s main function is for collagen synthesis, for growth and metabolism. It’s antioxidant abilities makes it helpful in treating the symptoms of colds and flu.

Vitamin C was first isolated in 1928, and in 1932 it was proved to be the agent which prevents scurvy. Scurvy can lead to the formation of livid spots on the skin, spongy gums, and bleeding from almost all mucous membranes. It pops up when humans don’t receive their recommended dosage of Vitamin C. Unlike some vitamins, Vitamin C cannot be stored by the body, so it must be taken regularly. The Recommended Dietary Intake (RDI) from Your Health Australia and other sources is 60mg.

So keep your Vitamin C intake up! Especially since all the colds and flu that come with winter are just around the corner. Citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, grapefruit and limes, as well as tomatoes and potatoes are all good sources of vitamin C. Other foods include strawberries, spinach, cranberries and red capsicum. To me, all these fruits and vegetables are delicious, so I never have any problems with my RDI of this essential vitamin!
Vitamin C - get it in you! Vitamin C - get it in you! Reviewed by Admin on July 01, 2019 Rating: 5

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