Vitamin C

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Vitamin C

Vitamin C

What is vitamin C?

A large group of organic compounds A vitamin required in small quantities in the daily dietA vitamin that is essential for normal growth and nutrition

What foods is it found in?

Citrus fruitsKiwi fruit MangoCauliflowerPotatoesTomatoes

What does it do for our bodies

Growth and repair of tissues Forming an important protein used to make skin, tendons, ligaments, and blood vesselsHealing wounds and forming scar tissueRepairing and maintaining cartilage, bones, and teeth

Measured per day0-6 months: 40 mg 7–12 months: 50 mg 1–3 years: 15 mg 4–8 years: 25 mg 9–13 years: 45 mg 14–18 years (boys): 75 mg 14–18 years (girls): 65 mg Adults (men): 90 mg Adults (women): 75 mg

How much vitamin C should we have in our diet?

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