Vitamins and Minerals

posted on 18 July 2010 | posted in Healthy Lifestyle


Vitamins and minerals are an essential part of our daily diet. For our wellbeing the Government sets a recommended daily allowance (RDA) to encourage us to get a minimum of basic nutrients. In the U.S. the recommended amount of vitamin C is 90-100mg; in Europe it is 80mg; but here in the UK it is just 60. As usual, the experts appear to be divided.

One thing not in dispute is the fact that this particular vitamin is vital to our wellbeing. And as it is water soluble and cannot be stored in our bodies like some vitamins, we need to take it in some form on a daily basis. It can be found in citrus fruit, brocolli, red cabbage, tomatoes and orange juice. Essential for collagen formation, it strengthens skin tissue and assists in the healing of wounds.
 

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