What we need to know about vitamin C


August 30, Fineko/abc.az.  What we need to know about vitamin C

1. Vitamin C, whose chemical name is ascorbic acid, dissolves in water and is not synthesized in the body. Vitamin C must be taken from the outside, along with drugs or food. It is excreted from the body through the urinary and urinary tract, and for this reason, you should take more products containing vitamin C in the summer or during physical labor.

2. Vitamin C has sour taste and special smell.

3. Unlike most vitamins, it does not accumulate in the body as a reserve. For this reason, our daily diet should contain foods rich in vitamin C.

4. Vitamin C is necessary for the activity of the immune system.

5. The studies have shown the ability of vitamin C to affect cancer. In Eastern medicine, vitamin C is included in the treatment of cancer.

6. This vitamin plays an important role in the treatment of wounds and burns, as well as in preventing bleeding gums.

7. Vitamin C helps in regulating pressure in patients with hypertension.

8. Increasing the body's resistance to diseases, vitamin C protects it from infectious and inflammatory diseases.

9. Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant. Harmful environmental factors, poor quality water and air increase the amount of toxic substances and free radicals in the body. And vitamin C plays a big role in the fight against them.

10. The daily adult requirement for vitamin C is 70 to 75 mg. And in children the rate is equal to 80-100 mg. vitamin C in excess is not recommended. Thus, excessive intake of vitamin C can increase kidney function and lead to the formation of stones in them, as well as cause diarrhea and allergies.

11. Smoking, prolonged stress and injuries increase the body's need for vitamin C.

12. Fatigue and lethargy can often be caused by deficiency of vitamin C. In addition, pain in muscles and bones, weight loss and loss of teeth can also be associated with deficiency of vitamin C.

13. Foods rich in vitamin C are orange, grapefruit, mandarin and lemon, but its content is greater in rosehip and parsley. For example, the amount of vitamin C in rosehip is 400 mg, and in orange this figure is 50 mg. Kiwi, melon, pineapple and strawberries are also rich in vitamin C.

14. Vitamin C is a temperature and light sensitive vitamin, so storing vegetables in a cool place prevents the breakdown of vitamin C. However, freezing or bringing to the freezing point also breaks down vitamin C, causing the product to lose its nutritional value. 

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