Vitamin C is one of the most vital vitamins for proper human bodily functions. It is a water-soluble vitamin and is mostly found in citrus foods. It is important for tissue repair and enzymatic production of certain neurotransmitters.
“Vitamin C is very important for our heart, bones, eyesight and even for our skin. It has been observed that people who consume a good amount of vitamin C have their heart function well, they do not look older early since it prevents wrinkling of the skin as this vitamin helps in the production of collagen. Collagen is important for the tightness of the skin. Hence, these people have a visibly healthy skin without any wrinkling. They also stay away from certain other problems like cancer, stroke, weakening of bones, falling teeth, all of which happens because of deficiency of Vitamin C” says Dr. Swati Maheshwari, internal medicine specialist.
On the other hand, according to Dr. Maheshwari, people with Vitamin C deficiency may start to have weak teeth, bleed and bruise easily and suffer from scurvy.
Vitamin C also helps people who easily catch cold and thus, this vitamin proves to be essential in the times of the current coronavirus situation.
Vitamin C is found in a lot of fruits and vegetables especially in citrus fruits such as the seasonal oranges, grapes, Indian gooseberry and lemon to name some. Leafy vegetables such cabbage, broccoli, capsicum and chilli are also good sources of the vitamin.
Since Vitamin C is water soluble, which means that our body doesn’t store it rather it absorbs the required amount and flushes the rest out of the body. Therefore, daily consumption of vitamin c is needed to maintain its level in our bodies.