WHAT IS VITAMIN C?

Vitamin C, also known as antiscorbutic vitamin or ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that is nowadays considered a vital part of growth and development. 

 

IN WHAT FOODS IS VITAMIN C FOUND? 

On the one hand, we can find rich sources of vitamin C in citrus fruits such as oranges or grapefruits and their juices, as well as in red and green peppers and kiwi. In addition, red fruits such as raspberries and strawberries have a high vitamin C content. Pineapple, mango and melon are also rich in vitamin C.

As for vegetables, the cabbage family such as broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage, broccoli and peppers of all kinds, are all rich in this vitamin.

Parsley is one of the foods with the most vitamin C, but since it is not consumed in large quantities, it does not provide us with as much vitamin C.

BENEFITS OF VITAMIN C

Thanks to research, it has been possible to discover great benefits of having a diet rich in vitamin C:

Cancer prevention and treatment. It is possible that by taking vitamin C through fruits or vegetables, the probability of having certain types of cancer, such as lung, breast and colon cancer, may be reduced.

Prevention of cardiovascular diseases. According to studies, those who eat plenty of fruits and vegetables have a lower risk of suffering from cardiovascular diseases.

Delaying macular degeneration. Research studies show that the combination of vitamin C along with other nutrients may delay the macular degeneration that comes with age. Cataracts and macular degeneration are two of the leading causes of vision loss in old age.

VITAMIN C TABLETS

In addition to food, vitamin C can be consumed orally in capsules. Vitamin C tablets may be needed for gastrointestinal conditions and some cancers that lead to vitamin C deficiency. The use of vitamin C may also be for increased absorption of iron from the gastrointestinal tract.

 

The recommended daily amount of vitamin C for adult men is 90 milligrams and for adult women is 75 milligrams.

 

VITAMIN C AND ZINC FOR YOUR DEFENSES

The combination of vitamin C and zinc can be highly beneficial in protecting the defenses. It works as follows: vitamin C acts on a first level of defenses, which causes the body to detect threats and respond by ingesting and destroying the foreign material; zinc acts on a second layer of defense, which involves specific cells that have the ability to recognize the type of threat specific to each case.

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