The Vitamin guide | Vitamin C

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Nowadays, that we are busy with studying and caring for our careers we often tend to forget that we need to treat our bodies with respect, because if you neglect your body from now on you will not be able to make it to your goals in good health and complete happiness. And one of the things that we often tend to forget about is the vitamins that we need in our daily diet. I am therefore introducing "The Vitamin Guide" where I will present you to a vitamin each time and why it is important to consume and how you can increase your intake in the certain vitamins through your daily diet.

This first post is about the essential vitamin C. Vitamin C is classified as an "essential" since our bodies do not naturally produce this vitamin, and we are therefore only able to get vitamin C into our systems through our diet.

But why is it so important for us to consume Vitamin C? Vitamin C is an antioxidant which means that it is a molecule that inhibits oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation reactions can produce free radicals which can lead to the start of chain reactions. When these chain reactions occur in a cell it can cause damage or even death to the cell.

Vitamin C is also involved in the production of collagen. Collagen is a protein that holds the whole body together. It is most commonly found in the skin, bones and conective tissue within the body, which provides the structural support and strength as well elasticity. Collagen is however, made up of amino acids, out of these amino acids nine of them are considered to be essential, which as introduced above means that we can not produce ourselves. Therefore the consumption of Vitamin C is almost vital in the collagen production

Vitamin C also helps with wound healing. If a person lacks Vitamin C however they will often find that they have a more difficult time in healing their wounds and and they will also experience bone and joint pain as well as gum bleeding.

But it is very simple to avoid the lack of vitamin C because almost anything around you contains this essential vitamin. Some of the few are the following:

  • Lemon 
  • Oranges
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage 
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes 
  • Strawberries 
  • Brocollli 
Remember to pay your body respect! Because you only have one, so why not cherish it? 

Work hard and stay dedicated 

Love, 
Dunia 


Sources:
(1) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antioxidant
(2) - http://www.webmd.com/diet/the-benefits-of-vitamin-c
(3) - http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/262881.php

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  1. Darling, this post is so beautiful! Awesome! I can’t wait to see the new one!

    p.s. new post about how I met Victoria Beckham already on my blog

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