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Discover why it's so important include in your diet the vitamin C

Vitamin C or also called Ascorbic Acid, is a water-soluble vitamin, which is necessary for normal growth and development of the body

The water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water. Leftover amounts of the vitamin leave the body through urine. Although the body stores a small reserve of these vitamins, they have to be taken regularly to avoid their decrease in the body.

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Vitamin C is needed for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of the body, among some of its functions we have:

  1. It is a vital vitamin for the synthesis of Collagen and Elastin, which is used to produce the skin, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels.
  2. It serves to heal wounds and form new tissue in scars.
  3. Repairs and maintains cartilage, bones and teeth
  4. Helps with iron absorption
  5. It intervenes and strengthens the immune system, necessary to fight diseases.

Vitamin C is one of many antioxidants. Antioxidants are nutrients that block some of the damage caused by free radicals, which have a direct effect on the aging process and play an important role in the development of heart disease, arthritis, and cancer.

The body cannot make vitamin C on its own, nor does it store it. Therefore, it is important to include many foods that contain this vitamin in the diet.

Here we will leave you a video explaining some other functions of vitamin C. If you liked this content, we invite you to read the following article. ‘’ Foods against cancer ’’

Daniel Pire

Estudiante de Farmacia de la Universidad Central de Venezuela. Fanático de aprender cosas nuevas cada día. Redactor de ColombiaHoy.News y anteriormente Mui.In. Me gusta mantenerme al día con temas tecnológicos y los medios de comunicación. Los tópicos de salud y biotecnología son mis preferidos. Apasionado por conocer un lugar nuevo siempre que sea posible! La cocina y la comida son mi ruta de escape para cualquier ocasión.+ info

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