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Title: Vitamin C- Sources, Benefits, and Intake | Vasant Masala


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Functions of Vitamin C
  • Vitamin C is one of many antioxidants that your
    body needs for growth and to repair the tissues.
  • Antioxidants also block some of the damage caused
    by free radicals and may reduce the risk of
    cancer.
  • Experts believe that Vitamin C is the essential
    protein used to make skin, tendons, ligaments,
    and blood vessels, it can also Heal wounds and
    form scar tissue.
  • Moreover, they also believe that it helps in the
    absorption of iron profoundly.

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Vitamin C Deficiency
  • Here are the ten most common signs of a Vitamin C
    deficiency
  • Rough, Bumpy Skin
  • Bright Red Hair Follicles
  • Dry, Damaged Skin
  • Easy Bruising
  • Slowly Healing Wounds
  • Painful, Swollen Joints
  • Bleeding Gums and Tooth Loss
  • Poor Immunity
  • Fatigue and Poor Mood
  • Unexplained Weight Gain

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Benefits of Vitamin C
  • Strengthen your bodys natural defences.
  • Reduces the risk of chronic diseases like heart
    disease cancer.
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • May lower heart disease risk factors
  • Reduce blood uric acid levels and lower the risk
    of gout
  • Improve the absorption of iron
  • Boosts immunity
  • Decreases the severity of cold and flu
  • Helps in boosting your metabolism

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Food Sources
  • Nuts which have the highest sources of Vitamin C
    include
  • Walnuts
  • Pistachio
  • Pecans
  • Hazelnuts
  • Vegetables which have the highest sources of
    Vitamin C include
  • Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower
  • Green and red peppers
  • Spinach, cabbage, and other leafy greens
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Tomatoes and tomato juice

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  • Spices Herbs which have the highest sources of
    Vitamin C include
  • Coriander Powder
  • Thyme Seeds, Fennel Seeds, Mustard Seeds,
    Fenugreek Seeds
  • Cloves
  • Saffron
  • Chili Powder
  • Basil
  • Turmeric Powder
  • Cardamom
  • Garlic Powder
  • Rosemary
  • White Pepper Black Pepper
  • Fruits which have the highest sources of Vitamin
    C include
  • Cantaloupe
  • Citrus fruits like orange and grapefruit their
    fresh juices
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Mango
  • Papaya
  • Pineapple
  • Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and
    cranberries
  • Watermelon

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There are many supplements available for vitamin
C, but you should try to incorporate as much as
possible in your daily diet so that you will not
face problems in the future. If you intake the
above-mentioned food regularly there will be no
need for the supplements. But if you have
deficiency than you should definitely have
supplements after consulting your
doctor.  Moreover, remember to always have
fresh food, be it a fruit, vegetable, spice, or
herbs. And for fresh authentic Indian spices,
you should visit Vasant Masala's Online Masala
Store. We are one of the oldest best spice
manufacturers in Gujarat.    
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