Unlike most other mammals humans don’t make our own vitamin C. We know that Vitamin C is a powerful anti oxidant that boosts the immune system, but it also aids in tissue regeneration, the absorption of iron, and the production of collagen. Foods that contain Vitamin C are broccoli, cantaloupe, cauliflower, kale, kiwi, orange juice, papaya, red, green or yellow pepper, sweet potato, strawberries, and tomatoes.
How do we know if we are deficient in Vitamin C? Here are some signs of Vitamin C deficiency:
1. We get sick more often than others.
2. We bruise easily.
3. Our skin is dry and scaly.
4. We have brittle hair and nails.
5. Nosebleeds are common.
6. Our joints are swollen and sore.
7. Cuts and burns take a long time to heal.