Vitamin C and its benefits

Functions in the body

  • Normal development and growth
  • Tissue growth and repair
  • Contributes to the smooth functioning of the immune system
  • It forms an important protein used to produce the skin, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels
  • Collagen synthesis
  • Heals wounds and forms scar tissue
  • Help iron absorption
  • It’s antioxidant

Food sources of vitamin C

  • Melon, orange, grapefruit, kiwi, mango, pineapple, strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, blueberries, broccoli, cauliflower, red and green peppers, spinach, cabbage, tomato

Deficiency

  • Scurvy (Causes tiredness, inflammation of the gums, small spots on red or violet skin, joint pain, poor healing)
  • Depression
  • Loosening or loss of teeth
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