We stopped a few people "On the streets" of Raleigh, NC to test their knowledge of Vitamin C.
Why do we need Vitamin C?
Vitamin C serves to aid in formation of bones, teeth, muscle, skin, and general tissues, it helps to absorb iron & calcium. Vitamin C also supports immunity by warding off infections.
How much Vitamin C do you really need?
But, is it possible to take in too much Vitamin C?..........Absolutely!
So, how can you get Vitamin C without taking supplements?
Vitamin C Percent of Daily Value (based on 100 gram servings) - orange 99% - red and green hot chile peppers 404% - guava 381% - strawberries 98% - broccoli 149% - dark leafy greens 200%
So, what happens when the body doesn't get enough Vitamin C ?
Early on, someone with a Vitamin C deficiency can experience: Fatigue, Mood Changes, Weight Loss, Joint and Muscles Aches
Are you lacking in your Vitamin C? Try this recipe for Super C Kale Salad ! An excellent way to boost your vitamin intake!
No time for a salad in the mornings, but still need a Vitamin C pick-me-up? We've added a great recipe for a Super C Green Smoothie, that will surely do the trick! Enjoy!