Monday, 13 October 2014

Vitamin C

This is a water soluble vitamin that is not stored in the body in large amounts in the body. Any extra amount is lost through the urine. You need to include vitamin C rich foods in your diet every day.

The role in the body includes:
  • Prevention of cell damage and may reduce your risk for certain cancers and other chronic diseases
  • It’s important for growth, repair of bones, teeth, skin and other tissue
  • Protect you from infections by keeping your immune system healthy
  • Increase your body’s absorption of iron from plant based food.
The best sources are fruits and vegetables, examples include red and yellow peppers, cabbage, green peppers, broccoli, peas, potatoes, sweet potato, tomato, papaya, kiwifruit, orange, strawberries, pineapple, avocado, sour sop, tangerine, and berries

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