Vitamin C – A natural immunity Booster.

What came to your mind after reading this title?
Lemon, Orange or Amla?

In this article, we will tell you briefly information about vitamin C. 

Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid. It is widely used to boost immunity, but you know it is a water-soluble vitamin that means it is not stored in the body. Consuming daily fresh fruits and vegetables is good for preventing suffering from vitamin C deficiency. 

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Vitamin C sources

Let’s look at the various function of vitamin c

If you want healthy, glowing skin, hair and nails then do not forget to take daily vitamin c because it helps to the synthesis of collagen. Without vitamin, C body can’t store collagen. It is required for calcification of bone and teeth. Vitamin C gives strength to your gums and soft tissues in your mouth.

Mostly children and young women are Anaemic due to iron deficiency. Vitamin c helps to absorb iron. It is a powerful antioxidant and helps to prevent disease like cataract, cancer and heart diseases. The fluid inside the eye contains a high amount of vitamin c, which helps prevent the formation of clouding in the eye lenses. Vitamin c helps to reduce the growth of cancer cell. It also helps to prevent heart diseases by preventing oxidative changes in LDL and plaque formation capacity. It is essential for the maintenance of connective tissues. As we see vitamin c helps in collagen formation, it also helps in the fastest wound healing process. It is involved in the synthesis of some hormone-like steroid and peptide hormone. It is a great immunity booster because vitamin c involves in the production of white blood cells.

Sources of vitamin c

A high percentage of vitamin c present in all citrus fruits like lemon, orange, guava, amla, sweet lime, grapes, strawberries etc. and Vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, tomato, potato, green leafy vegetables, sprouted beans is also a good source of vitamin c. 

Some wrong cooking habits that destruct vitamin c in food. As we see it is a water-soluble vitamin, throwing excess water after cooking or leaching vegetable is wrong. It is a heat liable vitamin; if you want to drink lemon water to lose weight make sure your water is only Lukewarm. Cooking in the iron pan also destroys vitamin c. there are chances of reduction of vitamin c in cut open or refrigerated stored fruit or vegetables. 

What will happen if vitamin C reduced in the body?

If you eat fresh fruit and vegetable daily and follow the good cooking habits, you never complain of vitamin C deficiency. Vitamin C deficiency causes scurvy, a rarely seen disease. Muscle weakness, bleeding gums, rashes, irritability, bruising are some common symptoms of scurvy. Treatment includes eating vitamin c rich food. If symptoms persist too long, take a supplement of vitamin c under supervision healthcare profession.

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