The Role of Vitamin C(Ascorbic Acid)

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What is Vitamin C?

Vitamin C is among the best water-soluble vitamin, which is necessary for development and normal growth in human beings. Vitamin C or an L-ascorbic acid, or an ascorbate is an essential nutrient for all humans and many other animal species. They are also water-soluble vitamins capable of dissolving in water. In the end, Leftovers of these vitamins leave from the body via the urine. Through this, you should have a continuous vitamins supply in your diet. This means you have to take seriously the vitamin in your diet especially when you need to have a good diet.

Citrus Fruits are High in Vitamin C

What is the role of Vitamin C components in Sports Nutrition?

Vitamin C is vital for growth as well as repair of all tissues in every part of your body especially in sports. You can be sure:

· Form a vital protein used when making tendons, ligaments, skin and blood vessels

· Heal wounds to form scar tissues

· Maintain and Repair cartilage, teeth and bones

· Vitamin C is among the best antioxidants. These antioxidants will always help you block damage that are caused by numerous free radicals.

· The body often make these free radicals by breaking down food or whenever you expose yourself to radiation or tobacco smoke

· The buildup of all free radicals over a period of time that is largely known for any aging process

· Free radicals can also play a big role in heart disease, cancer, and conditions such as arthritis

Since the body has no ability to make its own vitamin C, you should make sure that you eat plenty of foods containing vitamin C in your diet daily especially when you play sports. Through this, you will always be sure that you would improve your health in an easy way. This means you will be able to improve your health easily.

What are the fruits and vegetables that contain good vitamin C amount?

The following are some of the fruits with a higher vitamin C sources:

· Cantaloupe

· Citrus fruits & juices, like orange and grapefruit

· Kiwi fruit

· Mango

· Papaya

· Pineapple

· Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and cranberries

· Watermelon

The Vegetables with higher vitamin C sources include:

· Broccoli

· Brussels sprouts

· cauliflower

· Green as well as red peppers

· Spinach, cabbage, and turnip greens

· other leafy greens

· Sweet & white potatoes

· Tomatoes & tomato juice

· Winter squash

What illness you get if have a deficiency?

A little vitamin C in your body can lead to symptoms and signs of deficiency, which include:

· Gingivitis ( an inflammation of gums)

· Nosebleeds

· Possible weight gain due to slowed metabolism

· Rough, dry, and scaly skin

· Anemia

· Bleeding gums

· Decreased capability to fight infection

· Decreased healing rate of a wound

· Dry & splitting hair

· Easy bruising

· Swollen & painful joints

· Weakened tooth enamel

· scurvy that mainly affects older and malnourished adults

In conclusion, when you have sufficient levels of Vitamin C components in your body, you will be able to improve your health at the same time improving your diet as well as nutrition. You will be able to improve your health by proper dieting.

The website references are:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_C
http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-c-ascorbic-acid

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