See the face you love light up with Vitamin C

08
Oct
2020

Ascorbic acid which is commonly known as Vitamin C play important roles inside the human body such as essential for body growth, recover and development of all tissues cell. Human body are not able to produce and store vitamin C. Thus, getting a sufficient amount of vitamin C from your diet is important.

Health benefits of Vitamin C

  1. Boost up your body immune system: Vitamin C improve functions of white blood cells efficiently which expedite your body wounds healing process.
  2. Lower risk of heart diseases, chronic diseases and cancer: Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect your body cells and fight against pollutants such as smoke from fires or cigarette.
  3. Prevent skin ageing: Sufficient intake of Vitamin C are linked with reducing the possibility of wrinkled skin due to its antioxidant characteristics.
  4. Reduce the risk of iron deficiency: Vitamin C promotes iron absorption which prevents your body from iron deficiency.

Good sources of vitamin C

  • Citrus fruits: Lime, orange & grapefruit
  • Peppers: Chilli pepper & bell pepper
  • Blackcurrants
  • Vegetables: Kale, mustard spinach, broccoli
  • Kiwis
  • Strawberries
  • Herbs: Parsley & thyme

Do you know?

The recommended daily intake of vitamin C for healthy women aged between 19 and 65-year-olds is 85mg (approximately 1 ¼ medium of kiwi) while for healthy men aged between 19-65 years olds is 105mg (approximately 1 ½ medium of kiwi) by Health Promotion Board.

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