Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Vitamin C

Are you getting optimal amounts of vitamin C?
Vitamin C helps support the growth and repair of tissue in all parts of the body, and it helps the body absorb iron. Even a slight deficiency can make you feel sluggish, weak and exhausted.
Research suggests that up to one-third of people in the U.S. and Canada may be marginally deficient in vitamin C, while those with less-than-perfect diets, like college students and others who shun fruits and vegetables, could be severely lacking. Smokers and older adults are at the greatest risk.
 A healthy diet that includes at least five servings of fruits and vegetables will meet the daily requirements of 75 mg for women or 90 mg for men of vitamin C a day.
 In addition to oranges and other citrus fruits, good sources of vitamin C include bell peppers, kiwi, broccoli, parsley, tomatoes and strawberries.

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