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Vitamin C Guide Print E-mail
Written by Adrian Wozniak   
Tuesday, 29 September 2009
 Common names

    * Vitamin C, Ascorbic Acid

Recommended Intake

    * Males ≥ 19 years: 90 mg/day
    * Females ≥ 19 years: 75 mg/day

What's Vitamin C for?

    * Protects against the harmful effects of free radicals (an antioxidant)
    * Assists in the formation of collagen, which is important for the health of blood vessels and gums, development of bones and teeth, and wound healing
    * Helps resist infection, preventing and treating the common cold
    * Has been found to decrease risk of cancer, heart disease, cataracts, and other diseases

Best Food sources

    * Fruit and vegetables. Particularly excellent sources are red bell peppers, kiwi, oranges, broccoli, strawberries, tomato juice, watermelon, potatoes, bananas, and carrots

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