Vitamin C also known as Ascorbic acid is a necessary requirement for the body tissue growth, development and repair. It is abundant in vegetable and fruits.
It is water -soluble and a powerful anti-oxidant. It can not be stored in the body, which means its needed in the body on a daily basis.
According to Marie Murphy, a nutrition scientist at the British Nutrition Foundation, Vitamin C helps protect cells and keep them healthy. "It is also involved in the production of collagen, which maintains healthy connective tissues, important for the support and structure of tissues and organs including the skin, bones and blood vessels." Vitamin C helps the immune system to fight diseases
. It helps you get rid of chemicals that damage the cells. It neutralizes the "free radicals" in the body created by pollution and cigarette smoke. Research suggests that free radicals can build up and contribute to the development of health conditions such as cancer, heart disease and arthritis.
Vitamin C is essential to the brain function as it helps the key hormones such as norepinephrine that carries signal from the brain to other parts of the body. It is also suggested that Vitamin C slows age related factors down. Vitamin C also helps in healing the wound as it facilitates the growth of the connective tissues, which speeds up the process of healing wounds.. Some studies also suggest a link between Vitamin C and a lower risk of cataracts.