VITAMIN C

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Quick notes on vitamin c for nutritional education.

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VITAMIN C
1 ASCORBIC ACID
1.1 Your body doesn't store this vitamin
1.2 WATER SOLUBLE
2 Antioxidant
2.1 Blocks some of the damage caused by free radicals
2.1.1 FREE RADICALS
2.1.1.1 substance that damages DNA
2.1.1.2 Contributes towards the ageing process
2.1.1.3 CANCER HEART DISEASE
3 Sensitive to air,light,heat
4 Increases Iron absorption
5 40mg - 400mg recommended per day
6 Helps make collegen
6.1 PROTEIN
6.1.1 Used in the making of, SKIN, CARTILAGE,TENDONS, LIGAMENTS and BLOOD VESSELS.
7 Needed for growth and repair of tissue all over the body
7.1 Healing of wounds
8 Signs of deficiency
8.1 dry/splitting hair,gingivitis, bleeding gums,rough/dry-skin,easy bruising, nose bleeds
8.1.1 severe case, scurvy
8.2 Lowered immune system
9 Sources of vitamin c
9.1 CITRUS FRUIT, BROCCOLI, TOMATO, ORANGES, GREEN PEPPERS, WATER MELON, PAPAYA, GRAPEFRUIT, BRUSSEL SPROUTS, SPINACH, MANGO, CAULIFLOWER.
10 Smoking lowers Vitamin c levels
10.1 Nicotine makes vitamin c less effective
11 Low level of vitamin c risk of abdominal obesity
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