National Vitamin C Day!

Happy Saturday and National Vitamin C Day!  With a virus spreading crazy quickly, National Vitamin C Day could not have arrived at a better time

What Does Vitamin C Do?

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, boosts your immune system, which prevents you from getting sick!  It also helps with healing wounds, fighting infection, keeping your bones and teeth strong, and to form the protein that builds your skin, ligaments, blood vessels, and more.

Additionally, vitamin C is an antioxidant, which helps preventing toxic things entering your body.  It may play a huge part in preventing heart disease and cancer, as well.

How Much Vitamin C Do I Need?

According to Lindsey Pine, M.S., R.D., you can take up to 2,000 mg per day.  Luckily, you don’t need to consume that much vitamin C to be healthy.  In fact, experts say adult women only need around 75mg and men 90mg.  As for children, it depends on the age range.  Click here to find out how much vitamin C you really need

Although there are vitamin C supplements, the safest and most effective way to consume it is through foods.

Which Foods Have Vitamin C?

When we think of fruit with vitamin C, the first one is almost always the orange.  But did you know that the kiwi has the most vitamin C of all fruits?

Other great sources of vitamin C include lemons, limes, grapefruit, strawberries, pineapples, peppers, broccoli and even baked potatoes!

In Conclusion

It is important to consume vitamin C on a regular basis, although large quantities aren’t necessary.  And it’s not difficult to find!  If you think you’re deficient in vitamin C or another vitamin/nutrient, ask your doctor or a health expert.  Above all, make sure you eat healthy foods every day!

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Posted by Miss Holbus (Please note this article is not intended to be medical advice.)

References

https://www.self.com/gallery/10-foods-that-have-more-vitamin-c-than-an-orange

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002404.htm

https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-Consumer/

https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional/

https://www.livestrong.com/article/500915-ways-to-absorb-vitamin-c/

 

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