Vitamin C plays a crucial role in the health of the cardiovascular and immune systems. A well balanced and healthy diet usually provides enough vitamin C, however seniors are more prone to vitamin deficiency, so it’s important to look out for the signs of vitamin C deficiency.
Symptoms of lack of vitamin C are: hair loss, swelling, fatigue, depression, gingivitis, tissues defects, slow wound healing etc.
Vitamin C helps to boost the immune system, by increasing the white blood cell production, which protect the body against infection. High levels of vitamin C can reduce the severity of colds and flus. Studies have also found that high doses of Vitamin C can help reduce blood pressure and cholesterol.
Foods that are high in vitamin C include: oranges, kiwis, plums, passionfruit, grapes, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, tomatoes, strawberries, bananas.
Sometimes it is necessary to consume Vitamin C tablets to ensure you get enough Vitamin C, which are commonly found in pharmacies across Australia.
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