Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin referred as ascorbic acid in the scientific world. Our body can’t store this vitamin, since it gets excreted via urine. Therefore, a continuous intake of this vitamin is required.
Why this vitamin is important for our health? It helps our skin capillaries to remain intact and prevent bleeding and also helps in wound healing.
What happens if we lack this vitamin? A well known disease called scurvy occurs when one lacks it in his or her body. Scurvy is characterized by gum bleeding.
From what sources can we get this vitamin? Obviously from a bunch of plant sources like grapes, guava, lemon, orange, tomato, garlic etc. Well commercial preparations of this vitamin are also available in stores, but that might not be a wise way to take it since you are possibly going to miss the fiber rich pulp of the plant products, when you are taking the vitamin extract. Read somewhere that in old times sailors used to carry lemons with them when they went for long voyages to avoid vitamin C deficiency.
Does vitamin C prevent Cancer? Continue reading Vitamin C in cancer cure
Who don’t like red appealing tomatoes in their regular diet? Tomatoes are not only good looking fruit, they are healthy too. There probably is an argument if tomato is a vegetable or fruit, let’s not dip into that today.
If you have some place to do gardening, try planting tomatoes. They will give your garden an amazing beauty like red bulbs scattered all over. Another benefit of growing tomato at home is probably that you can eat healthy tomatoes with out the side effects of excessive usage of fertilisers of pesticides. Continue reading Tomatoes for health
Today lets talk about the wonder vitamin, Vitamin D. This vitamin is known for improving bone health by increasing mineralisation of bone.
This vitamin utilizes calcium we ingest effectively to make it available for bones.
But where from do you get this vitamin? Broadly you can get this vitamin from 2 sources one is the sunlight (which provides the D2 variant of vitamin D), and food products gives you the D3 component of vitamin D). Food products like oily fishes are rich sources of vitamin D. Continue reading Vitamin D increases children’s muscle power