Vitamin c is present in almost everything that we eat, yet due to poor eating habits we might develop vitamin c deficiency. The most common signs are there on your skin and hair.
It causes Scurvy which leads to the formation of liver spots on skin, weak gums and bleeding from mucous membranes. It can subsequently lead to loss of teeth and, eventually, death but that happens in extreme cases.
- Rough, dry and scaly skin.
- Bad quality of hair. Dryness and splitting of hair.
- Decrease in immunity and time to heal wounds.
- High blood pressure, gallbladder disease, stroke, cancer and atherosclerosis, the build-up of plaque that can lead to heart attack and stroke.
What you can do to prevent this:
Food you should take to increase your intake of vitamin C include peppers (yellow bell paper), kiwi fruit and other citrus fruits, dark green leafy vegetables including broccoli, cooked tomatoes, peas and papaya. Vitamin c supplements are also safe but it is better to check up with a doctor to decide on the dosage. A few things that improving the intake of vitamin c do for your body is:
- Increases immunity
- Fixes cold
- Works as an anti-oxidant
- Reduces blood pressure, stress, chances of cancer, diabetes, asthma and heart diseases.
- Helps in weight loss
- Gives energy
- Stops hair loss, many hair problems and fights against dandruff. Also, provides sun protection
- Improves the quality of skin