[2015] Ciaira Richey (Healthy & Safe Foods (5)): Vitamin C

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[2015] Ciaira Richey (Healthy & Safe Foods (5)): Vitamin C

VITAMIN

Functions

Needed for normalgrowth and development. Also helps with absorbtion of iron and healthy immune system.

Fruits with the highest sources of vitamin C include:Cantaloupe.Citrus fruits and juices, such as orange and grapefruit.Kiwi fruit.Mango.Papaya.Pineapple.Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and cranberries.Watermelon.

Food Source

Deficiency Symptoms

Scurvy is a disease that occurs when you have a severe lack of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) in your diet. Scurvy causes general weakness, anemia, gum disease, and skin hemorrhages. Scurvy is rare in the United States. Older adults who are not getting proper nutrition are most affected by scurvy.

Toxicity Symptoms

C

Although too much dietary vitamin C is unlikely to be harmful, megadoses of vitamin C supplements may cause:DiarrheaNauseaVomitingHeartburnAbdominal bloating HeadacheInsomniaKidney stones

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