The benefits of V
The human body needs at least 90 mg of vitamin C per day to maintain optimum health. The good news
In this two-part post, I want to give you some pointers on how to look out for low Vitamin C in your diet and what the side effects of low vitamin C may be.
In Part two I will be listing some great sources of vitamin C.
Signs of low Vitamin C:
This is a list of the major symptoms of lacking Vitamin C in your diet. If you feel that you are showing some of these symptoms, please consider seeking the advise of a qualified dietician.
- Easy bruising
- Swollen gums
- Bleeding gums
- Slow wound healing
- Gingivitis (inflammation of the gums)
- Dry and splitting hair
- Dry red spots on the skin
- Rough, dry, scaly skin
- Weakened immune system
- Digestive disorders like leaky gut and autoimmune disease
- Possible weight gain because of slowed metabolism
- Swollen and painful joints
Long-term problems associated with not having enough Vitamin C:
- High blood pressure
- Gallbladder disease
- Certain Cancers
Whilst supplementation can help meet this requirement, the best way to hit the mark is by eating at least five servings
and in the next post I will list 17 great sources of Vitamin C.
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Wishing you good health and happiness.