Vitamin C Deficiency Your Ignoring

While serious vitamin C deficiency is uncommon, you still may be missing out on this important nutrient. Here’s how to recognize vitamin C deficiency.

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that your body needs for numerous daily functions. In these 12 foods, vitamin C can even be a fat-burner. Since your body doesn’t store it, developing a vitamin C deficiency is easier than you might expect: You need to consume C daily—preferably through foods rich in vitamin C. Most people think of oranges—and they are a great source—but many other fruits and vegetables are loaded with this nutrient, like strawberries, kiwi, papaya, broccoli, tomatoes, bell peppers, and cauliflower.

Adult women need at least 75mg of vitamin C daily, while adult men need at least 90mg, but some studies suggest that 500-1,000mg daily is optimal. You can easily get what you need from food: Broccoli and strawberries both have about 85mg vitamin C per cup, while a small orange provides just over 50mg…

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