Vitamin C is also known to be ascorbic acid. It is the most common and necessary vitamin that should be included in diet so as to get protected from common cold, bleeding gums, cataracts, hyper tension, treatment of lead toxicity, cancer, stroke, healing of wounds and reducing skin infection. Vitamin C helps to boost up the immune system as it contains ample anti-oxidants that remove the free radicals from body.
Sources Of Vitamin C
Citrus Fruits are the most desired source of this vitamin such as oranges and grapes, lemon, strawberry, blueberries, kiwi, raspberries, cabbages, cauliflower, leafy vegetables, red peppers, potatoes, broccoli, chilies, sprouts.
Scurvy: Vitamin C has antioxidants properties that can cure scurvy which appears due to weak connective tissues, bones and blood vessels. The antioxidant properties remove free radicals from the cell and hence improve collagen production that builds up connective tissues.
Bleeding Gums: Vitamin C helps to get rid of bleeding gums and bad breath and hence reduces the chances of gingivitis, pyorrhea, etc.
Common Cold: Vitamin C boosts the immune system and hence protects the body from infection.
Hypertension: Vitamin C helps to reduce the chances of heart disease and hence lowers hypertension.
Cataract: Deficiency of Vitamin C can lead to cataract; increase of vitamin C intake increases the blood supply to the ocular areas of the body.
Cancer: Vitamin C intake may reduce the chances of throat, mouth, lung, colon, rectum cancers.
Stroke: Vitamin C intake helps in vasodilatation and hence increases proper blood supply to the blood vessels and hence reduces the chance of stroke.
Wound Repair: Vitamin C helps in healing of wounds faster as it facilitates the growth of connective tissue.
Diabetes: Vitamin C can help to induce the production of insulin and glucose hence may cure diabetes.
Asthma: Antioxidants present in vitamin C protects from asthma.