Vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid) is a water soluble vitamin.
Why does my child need Vitamin C?
Vitamin C It is used for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body. It is essential for the synthesis of the protein collagen, which is necessary for the production of skin, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. Collagen also helps heal wounds and form scar tissue, and repairs and maintain cartilage, bones, and teeth.
Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant and which helps protect the body from free radical damage. Free radicals are associated with cancer, heart disease and conditions like arthritis.
Vitamin C increases the absorption of iron from foods, especially from plant based sources of iron, so vitamin C levels are very important for vegetarians and vegans.
Vitamin C is also thought to boost the immune system and improve physical endurance. It can be used for the common cold, scurvey, asthma, gingivitis, musculoskeletal injuries and seasonal allergies.
What are the best sources of Vitamin C?
The body cannot store vitamin C due to its water solubility, so it is important to incorporate foods high in vitamin C into your daily diet.
Food sources of vitamin C include citrus fruits such as orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit; lychees, kiwi fruit, mango, papaya, pineapple, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cranberries, watermelon and cantaloupe. Vegetable sources include broccoli, brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, potatoes, tomatoes and squash.
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