Vitamin c

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Vitamin c

  1. 1. VITAMIN CGrowing up I was encouraged to eat my oranges and my daily vitamin, which was usually some kind of gummy bear. My mom would always say it was my vitamin C, and it would help keep me healthy. Later on during high school I started using Emergen-C which has a 1000 mg of vitamin C per packet. I used it in orange juice and whenever I was catching a cold I would drink them on a regular bases. I was in a lot of sports so my health was always top priority. Now I try to eat my oranges or dark green leafy vegetables such as garden cress, kale, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli in my salads. Rachel 4/21/14 Chem 104
  2. 2. Benefits of Vitamin C  Vitamin C is necessary for collagen which is the main structural protein found in connective tissue. It will protect your body from infection and maintain bone health and one’s teeth. It will also speed up the process of one’s body to repair wounds.  It is also a antioxidant that protects our bodies from free radicals that cause oxidative stress.  It can also work as an antihistamine that will lessen the effects of the common cold, including inflammation, a stuffy nose and body aches.  A high intake of vitamin C has been shown to fight cataracts by increasing the amount of blood flow to the eye.  Vitamin C may also lower hypertension by lowering one’s blood pressure!  Vitamin C has many other benefits and don’t forget the scurvy story : ) drink well, and eat well.

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