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Nutrition - Vitamin C

It's an essential nutrient that can prevent cold and keeps your teeth looking good. Kidzworld checks out the facts on vitamin C.

Vitamin C - Why Is It Good For You?

Vitamin C is important for keeping your body working and developing properly. Vitamin C is needed to form collagen, a tissue that helps to hold cells together. It's essential for the development of healthy bones, teeth, gums and blood vessels. Vitamin C also strengthens your immune system, helps the body absorb iron and calcium, helps cuts heals and keeps your brain working properly.

Vitamin C - What Foods Can It Be Found In?

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin. When you eat foods with water-soluble vitamins, the vitamins don't get stored in your body much. They travel through your bloodstream and whatever your body doesn't use comes out when you pee. This means you need to replace vitamin C often because it doesn't stay in your system for very long. Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits such as oranges, limes, lemons and grapefruit, as well as other fruits like cantaloupe and strawberries. Vitamin C is also found in many vegetables including tomatoes, green pepper, brocolli, cabbage and potatoes. One glass of pure orange juice is usually enough for you to get your daily recommended intake of vitamin C.

Vitamin C - Did U Know?

  • Most animals produce their own vitamin C. Humans, primates (gorillas, chimps, etc.) and guinea pigs have lost this ability. Because guinea pigs and humans are similar in this way, guinea pigs have frequently been used for scientific experimentation.
  • A deficiency in vitamin C is called Scurvy. In the late 1700s, the British Navy began bringing limejuice on long sea voyages, so sailors wouldn't get Scurvy. British navy men have since been nicknamed "Limeys".
  • People who smoke cigarettes require more vitamin C because tobacco destroys vitamin C in the body (yet another reason not to smoke!).
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Favorite Source of Vitamin C?

  • Oranges.
  • Grapefruits.
  • Cantaloupes.
  • Strawberries.

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Clarkguild
Dear Dish-it, Sorry to be a burden, but I need some advice. About a year ago, I decided I didn't want to live with my mom and decided to move in with my dad. After my mom found out, she told me "You are no longer my child, go drop dead and rot in hell for all I care." My siblings, especially my twin, began to threaten me and my father's lives if we were to ever step foot near them again. A year later, my dad and I get in massive fights about everything I do wrong and he never seems to try and see my point of view. He often gets ##### and compares me to my mother and his previous exes. I feel lost on what to do. I feel so alone and so...hurt. Do you have any advice? I know it's pathetic of me to rant on here, but I'm clueless and on the verge of snapping.
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heckinmemes
have you tried punching her and your dad
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LUCYQWERTY123
hey there!! well i suggest u to answer back cause i think he missed u cause he hasnt see u for a year and i know he is estranged but if u answer back maybe he wont be strange so yeah :D :D :D
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MysticalC
My dad and I are kind of estranged, we haven't spoken in a year. So my mom decides it would be a good idea to let him message me. He texted me while I was at school and now I have no idea what to do. All he said was 'Hi _, how is school?'. Do I reply? Do I not? If I do, what do I say? My mom and grandparents are no help, they just cracked jokes about it. KidzWorld has helped me with a hell lot of things, I better not be let down this time.
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jordand08
Just act like you were introducing him as one of your friends. Be yourself, wear stuff that’s comfortable. It’s okay to be nervous because everyone will be. Just hang out and have fun.
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