Is your diet deficient in vitamin C? Maybe so

Why is vitamin C deficiency in the diet?

Many people who think they have a healthy diet. You prepare most meals at home, do not eat junk food, and only very occasionally, eat fast food call. Think your diet is a good amount of vitamins and minerals because it feels very healthy.

But consider this. According to nutrition researchers to determine the required levels of nutrients in the diets, when designing a specific diet to investigate a particular nutrient, designed the diet with a specific deficiency of the nutrient studied. Then added varying doses of the nutrient to the diet studied to determine what symptoms will disappear as including nutrient.

In the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a diet depleted of vitamin C would consist of the following components. The diet consists of the following:

Breakfast: apple juice, applesauce, shredded wheat, grain grits, cream of wheat, scrambled or poached eggs (hard), Cheddar cheese, french toast, honey, yogurt (plain or strawberry), Muffin bran, donut, cream cheese, white toast or bread, wheat toast, margarine, butter, honey, peanut butter, sugar substitutes, coffee (regular or decaf), tea (regular or decaffeinated), cream, milk (whole or skim), chocolate milk, butter.

Lunch: Chicken noodle soup, cream of chicken soup, pork chops, salsa, pizza, sandwich Grilled cheese, pieces of tuna, yogurt (plain, vanilla or blueberry), white rice, beans, mashed apple jelly, chocolate chip cookies (or sugar), ice cream (vanilla or chocolate), bread (white or wheat), crackers, margarine, butter, peanut butter, mustard, mayonnaise, sugar substitute, condiments, coffee ( regular or decaf), tea (regular, decaffeinated or iced) cream.

Dinner: chicken and rice soup, cottage cheese, fried fish, roast beef, macaroni and cheese, cheeseburger, chicken salad, yogurt, beans, rice, vanilla ice cream, cakes, bread (white or wheat) margarine, butter, peanut butter, coffee (regular or decaffeinated), cream, tea (regular, decaffeinated or iced)

Afternoon snack: peanut butter crackers, cookies, chocolate cookies, popcorn, etc..

If you review these options certainly will notice that is familiar. They are the same foods that most people consume.
By eating these foods a person is to restrict the intake of vitamin C to less than 5 mg per day. The minimum RDA (recommended daily allowance) to the date set for vitamin C is 60 - 90 mg per day for men and 75 mg per day for women - and this amount is much disputed as too low by many experts. There are a lot of researchers who think that humans need several hundred milligrams (some believe that over a thousand) per day for optimal health.

Vitamin C is a very important nutrient for humans because our bodies are unable to synthesize it. In nature, fruits and vegetables are the main source. Vitamin C strengthens the immune system and is essential for connective tissue integrity and health. In his absence, scurvy, nutritional disease, occurs as a result of a sort of collapse of the basic body structure. The teeth are lost, there is internal bleeding and can cause a miserable death. In the past, ancient mariners feared sickness more than a wreck. However, in their voyages by sea in their diet included meat, bread and salt, which they carried the disease to a greater or lesser degree.

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in modern society. Dental diseases are epidemic. Both situations can be initiated or developed by vitamin C. For some studies it is suspected that vitamin C deficiency is widespread in these cases. Coronary and cerebral vessels lose their integrity and leads to heart attacks and strokes, and periodontitis (gum recession, bleeding and infection by mouth) leads to loss of teeth, bad breath and infect organs our bodies with pathogens.

Vitamin C is a nutrient that should be ignored or to be playing with him. Do not think that we are healthy because there has appeared a chronic degenerative disease, is likely to be incubating within. In fact, if you eat processed food exclusively, you are a candidate for degenerative disease sooner rather than later.

Therefore, their diet consists of fresh raw foods, fruits and vegetables. Consider the key previous research: there were no fresh food in the diet mentioned above. Were removed on purpose, and consequently the amount of vitamin C was ridiculous.

On the other hand, take daily supplements of vitamin C (500-1000 mg per day) is a reasonable health insurance, since most modern diets are deficient in vitamin C.

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