Category Archives: Vitamin C

The Vitamin C Content of Apples

Apples are a good source of vitamin C and provide significant antiscorbutic activity which may also relate to the flavonoids they contain. It has been speculated that the antioxidants accumulate in the skin to protect the ripening fruit from light … Continue reading

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The Vitamin C Content of Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a rich source of antioxidants. One of the most researched antioxidants in tomatoes is the red pigment lycopene, a carotenoid that has been shown to be beneficial to prostate health. However, tomatoes are also a rich source of … Continue reading

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The Vitamin C and Polyphenol Content of Peaches

Fruit is an excellent source of nutrients, particularly antioxidants. Peaches contain high amounts of vitamin C and polyphenols, both of which have been shown to have antioxidant effects in humans and animals. Studies have investigated the vitamin C and polyphenol … Continue reading

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How Much Vitamin C Is Too Much?

Vitamin C is an important extracellular antioxidant. In addition it is required for a number of synthesis reactions including the production of collagen. In its role as an antioxidant, vitamin C protects cells from free radical damage and oxidative stress. … Continue reading

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Rose Hips As A Source of Vitamin C

Rose hips are berries that are produced by the rose hip tree, also called the rose haw or dog rose tree. The berries are nutritionally interesting because they have a very high content of vitamin C. In fact 100 grams … Continue reading

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Vitamin C and Vitamin E

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Vitamin C Supplements for Weight Loss?

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Vitamin C and Weight Loss

Vitamin C is an important water soluble antioxidant for humans. Vitamin C is able to lower levels of oxidative stress in humans and this may explain its health benefits. Most animals can produce their own vitamin C, whereas humans cannot. … Continue reading

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Vitamin C for Weight Loss

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Rose Hips: A Good Source of Vitamin C

Rose hips are berries that form on plants belonging to the Rosa or rose family. Rose hips have medicinal effects because of the phytochemicals they contain. In particular, rose hips are high in vitamin C, and vitamin C from rose … Continue reading

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