Vitamin C

Daily Amount Needed

60 mg for adults - 70 mg for women who are pregnant and 95 for those lactating.

Children need between 45 and 50 mg

Vitamin C Information

Vitamin C is one of the most important of all vitamins. It plays a significant role as an antioxidant, thereby protecting body tissue from the damage of oxidation. Antioxidants act to protect your cells against the effects of free radicals, which are potentially damaging by-products of the body's metabolism. Free radicals can cause cell damage that may contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Vitamin C has also been found by scientists to be an effective antiviral agent.

Nut/Grain Sources:

Other than
Chestnuts, most nuts do not contain a significant amount of vitamin C.

Meat/Protein Sources:

Goat Milk
Soy Beans
Lowfat Yogurt

Legume Sources:

Other than Edamame, most legumes do not contain a significant amount of Vitamin C.

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