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Today's holiday, vitamin C day

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Go ahead, just google holidays for a particular day any you'll come up with some odd things, but today's seems like common sense.

Today is Vitamin C day.

You can get vitamin C from many sources. The orange may be the most obvious one, but there are many more. Some of the highest sources of vitamin C are cantaloupe, kiwis, mangos, papaya, pineapple, strawberries and watermelon. Vitamin C is not only in fruits, but many vegetables also such as broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, green and red peppers, spinach and other dark leafy greens, sweet and white potatoes and winter squash. You may also be able to find it fortified in cereals.

Vitamin C is great for repairing your body. It helps form a protein that is used to make skin, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. It's great for healing wounds. It's great for teeth! Vitamin C is a great antioxidant. The body does not store vitamin C and can not make it on it's own, so make sure you're eating plenty of foods that contain the vitamin.

Source for info and additional info on the vitamin here: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlinep
lus/ency/article/002404.htm


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  • MNNICE
    Been getting lots of it via oranges, strawberries and broccoli, plus supplements - trying to fight off all the nasty colds going around!
    1275 days ago
  • TANYA602
    'Love it! I have a student who greats me every morning by telling me things like this. Thanks to her, I know that National Waffle Day is Aug 24! hehehe
    1275 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Good info and I have been getting plenty of Vitamin C lately. I knew a lot of rruit and veggies help you get Vitamin C----but a timely reminder is always nice----thanks for sharing the info.
    1275 days ago
  • TRUCKERSMRS
    Wow, we seem to miss out on a lot of these special days here in the UK.
    I love kiwis and today I had curried cauliflower for lunch at work. I love eating cauliflower and broccoli raw too.
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    1275 days ago
  • TRUCKERWIFE2
    You left out one of my favorites which is tomatoes.
    I was thinking about you the last couple of days and today another sparkfriend talked about a subject you frequently cover which is excuses. Between the two of you I am rethinking excuses and my steps are jumping to a better place. I enjoy your blogs because they make me think and you cover subjects that I relate to. Hoping you are getting over your cold and hopfully you are getting out and enjoying the park. emoticon
    1275 days ago
  • DR1939
    I love red bell peppers. It is one of my major sources of vitamin C along with a 1/2 grapefruit daily.
    1275 days ago
  • AKATHLEEN54
    Really????? I never heard of Vitamin C day.... Is there a Hallmark card for that? emoticon
    1275 days ago
  • NINJA_SMOO
    Cool! Thanks for letting us know :) I looove looove looooove spinach and sweet potatoes right now. Yum! More vit C!
    1275 days ago
  • CC3833
    Great! Thanks!
    1275 days ago
  • FUZZIEBEAR3
    I think I'll have an extra serviing of Vitamin C (an orange for me) today!

    1275 days ago
  • KESTRYLL
    I love Vitamin C Day!
    1275 days ago
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