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Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is needed to help heal wounds and maintain
healthy connective tissue (which gives support to other tissues and
Oranges are a good source of vitamin C
Good sources of vitamin C include:
citrus fruits (such as oranges, lemons and limes)
leafy green vegetables (such as sprouts and broccoli)
Vitamin C deficiency leads to scurvy. The symptoms
of scurvy include bleeding and swelling of the gums, loss of teeth,
tiredness and muscle and joint pain.
Oranges are a good source of Vitamin C…read more
The human body can make vitamin D when our skin is exposed to
Good dietary sources of vitamin D include:
margarine and breakfast cereals fortified with vitamin D
Vitamin D is needed to maintain healthy bones and teeth. Vitamin D
deficiency leads to rickets and bone pain.
Oily fish such as mackerel and sardines are a
good source of vitamin D…read more
Vitamin A is needed to maintain good vision, healthy skin and strong
immunity against infection.
Good sources of vitamin A include:
milk, and dairy products (such as cheese and yoghurt)
mackerel and other oily fish
Vitamin A deficiency leads to night blindness, which is when a person finds it
difficult to see well in dim light.
The body can convert beta-carotene (found in carrots, spinach and mangoes,
for example) into vitamin A.
Eggs are a good source of vitamin A…read more