Sunday, April 4, 2021

Nutrition History: April 4, 1932 Vitamin C First Isolated
Foods Rich in Vitamin C

On April 4, 1932, Vitamin C was first isolated by CC King at the University of Pittsburgh.

Food Sources. Vitamin C is abundant in many fruits and vegetables.

Health Benefits of Vitamin C
There is numerous research on the health benefits of vitamin C; many conflicting results. Vitamin C cannot prevent the common cold but may help reduce complications. Vitamin C helps in wound healing, aids in the absorption of iron, and promotes a healthy immune system.

Ways to Increase Vitamin C Intake:
•Add bell peppers, broccoli, collard greens, tomatoes to pasta, rice, soup, or salad.
•Snack on strawberries, kiwi, oranges, or papaya.
•Add cabbage leaves and tomato slices on a sandwich.

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