9 Vitamin C rich foods
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin.
Due to its function as an antioxidant and its role in immune function, vitamin C may help prevent and/or treat numerous health conditions.
· Vitamin C might shorten the duration of the common cold and ameliorate symptom severity in the general population, possibly due to the anti-histamine effect of high-dose vitamin C.
· Vitamin C is also involved in collagen formation, which is an essential component of connective tissue and plays a vital role in wound healing.
· Vitamin C improves the absorption of non-heme iron, the form of iron present in plant-based foods.
· Epidemiologic evidence suggests that higher consumption of fruits and vegetables is associated with lower risk of cancer, perhaps, in part, due to their high vitamin C content. Vitamin C can limit the formation of carcinogens, such as nitrosamines; modulate immune response; and, through its antioxidant function, possibly attenuate oxidative damage that can lead to cancer.