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 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.
- Amaranth Leaves
- Bok Choy
- Brussels Sprouts
- Green Pepper
- Other than Chestnuts, most nuts do not contain a significant amount of vitamin C.