Vitamins

By: Kelsey and Kayla

What is Vitamin C?

It is a water soluble, that you need for normal human growth and development.

Water soluble is when something that dissolves in water.

What does Vitamin C do in the body. What is its function?

It can help our body maintain our connective tissues, including skin, blood vessels and skin.

Why is Vitamin C so important?

You need vitamin c for your tissues to repair and grow, it helps with making collagen (Used to make skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels) Also it heals wounds and repairs broken bones.

How much do you need each day?

Adults need 65-90 milligrams each day. If you have to much it can be really harmful. It can cause Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, bloating, cramps, headache, insomnia, kidney stones, and a few more.

How many calories are in Vitamin C?

There is 21% of calories in vitamin c.

What 10 quality food sources of Vitamin C?

- Peppers (yellow bell peppers)

-Guavas

-Dark green leafy vegetables (kale)

-Kiwi

-Broccoli

-Berries Strawberries

-Citrus fruits (oranges)

-Tomatoes (cooked)

-Peas

-Papaya

Some interesting facts about Vitamin C

It minimizes the effects of oxidation stress in the body

The maximum vitamin c you can have is 2000 milligrams