Vitamin C

Amelia Seuferer, 4th period, Ms. Thelke

The Function of Vitamin C:

It promotes healthy gums and tissues
Helps wounds heal and broken bones mend
Help the body fight infections
Helps make cementing material that holds body cells together


Sources:

  • Citrus fruit
  • Strawberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Broccoli
  • Green peppers
  • Raw cabbage
  • Tomatoes
  • Leafy green vegetables
  • Potatoes
  • Sweet potatoes cooked in the skin.


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Deficiencies or excesses diseases:

Scurvy: diet that lacks vitamin C. Patients develop anemia, debility, exhaustion, edema (swelling) in some parts of the body, and sometimes ulceration of the gums and loss of teeth.


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