The Benefits of Vitamin C

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The benefits of Vitamin C are many and, when you look at the down side of not getting enough vitamin C, you realise that it is worth making sure that you are getting enough Vit-C in your diet.

The human body needs at least 90 mg of vitamin C per day to maintain optimum health. The good news its that to get the benefits of vitamin c, you only need to add a few foods to your diet.

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 advice 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
  • Nosebleeds
  • 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
  • Stroke
  • Certain Cancers
  • Atherosclerosis

Whilst supplementation can help meet this requirement, the best way to hit the mark is by eating at least five servings of fresh fruit and vegetables every day. In the next post, I will list 17 great sources of Vitamin C to get you started.

Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Wishing you good health and happiness.

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