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Why Vitamin C is Important for Your Child? - Know Sources of Vitamin C

Puja Sharma Vasisht
1 to 3 years

Created by Puja Sharma Vasisht
Updated on Apr 11, 2017

Why Vitamin C is Important for Your Child Know Sources of Vitamin C

Curious "Why Does My Child Need Vitamin C?" One of the important vitamins that your child needs to be consuming daily is Vitamin C. Also known as ascorbic acid, Vitamin C has beneficial effects; it is an antioxidant, helps boost immunity, helps avoid common cold, and most importantly helps in iron absorption in the body.

 

Why Vitamin C is So Important in Child's Diet?

Here you should look at few benefits of consuming vitamin c raw or in else:

Good Anti-oxidant

By acting as an antioxidant, Vitamin C helps in reducing the damage caused by free radicals. These free radicals are produced not only in our body,but also from the smoke and pollution surrounding us these days. By keeping up the intake of vitamin C in your child’s diet, you can help minimize the ill-effects of pollution to some extent.

Good Immunity Booster

Vitamin C plays a direct role in the immune system. Several cells, including phagocytes and t-cells, require Vitamin C to perform their tasks. Thus, a deficiency can result in reduced resistance against some pathogens, i.e disease-causing microbes.

Provide Relief from Common Cold 

Studies suggest that Vitamin C might shorten the duration of the common cold and may help reduce the severity of it.

Healing in Wounds 

Children fall while playing, ending up with injuries and bruises. Giving your child enough Vitamin C helps inwound healing, by helping in collagen formation. When this vitamin is deficient in the diet, tissues like collagen and intercellular cement are not formed fully, which delays wound healing.

Iron Absorption Capacity 

In our largely vegetarian population, iron deficiency anemia is quite common. Eating foods rich in Vitamin C along with iron rich foods helps in better absorption of iron from the food. Children need enough iron for proper growth and development and Vitamin C helps in that. 

Helpful Reading: What Signs Of Vitamin C Deficiency Should you Watch Out For?

How to Provide Enough Vitamin C?

Since vitamin C is water soluble and easily destroyed by heat, the best vitamin c sources are fresh fruits and vegetables, eaten raw. Here are some good sources of vitamin c:

Citrus fruits: Include at least one citrus fruit (like orange, kinu, mausambi or lemon) in your child’s daily diet.

#ParentuneTip: The best way is to eat the fruits is as they are. You can even juice these and freeze them to get fresh juice ice lollies.

Amla: The Indian gooseberry is one of the richest sources of vitamin C. Youcan include it in chutneys, juices etc.

Other fruits & Vegetables: Guavas, grapes, strawberries, kiwis, and vegetables like capsicum, broccoli, and tomato are good sources of vitamin C. Add them to your child’s salad, pizzas, pastas etc.

 

Did you find the blog informative? Please share your views and feedback with us in the comments section below. 

 

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| Jun 26, 2017

Thanks for the info

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| Jun 12, 2017

ya very useful information... thanx puja

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| Jun 12, 2017

thank u Pooja sharma

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| Jun 12, 2017

thank u soooooo much for such a good information

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| Jun 12, 2017

thank you so much

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| Jun 12, 2017

Thanks for good suggestion.

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| Jun 12, 2017

Thank u soo much for good informarion.

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| Jun 12, 2017

very informative

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| Jun 12, 2017

Thankuuuu its so useful

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| Jun 12, 2017

good info

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| Jun 12, 2017

very useful information. thanks.

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| Jun 12, 2017

thanks, more such suggestions will help us lot

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| Jun 12, 2017

I had read sounds good. will try the same

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| Jun 12, 2017

thank u fr info

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| Jun 12, 2017

Gud info

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| Jun 12, 2017

thanks for imp information

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| May 07, 2017

Really helpful..

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| Apr 13, 2017

Tysm for d info.

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| Apr 13, 2017

thanku so much

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| Apr 13, 2017

my son is 1yr old. in what form can i give him fruits scepially lemon & orange

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| Apr 13, 2017

My son 2yrs3mnt he doesn't like any fruits. If I am giving forcefully,then immediate he vomiting.

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| Apr 12, 2017

my child is only one year old. in what form/way can I give her lemon?

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| Apr 12, 2017

thanks a lot. ...

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| Apr 12, 2017

immunity is one of d important topic... thanku so much...

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| Apr 12, 2017

very imformative message . Thanks for sharing with us. For increasing height what should we give to child in diet.. Advice

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| Apr 12, 2017

useful information

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| Apr 12, 2017

thank u so much for sharing this information.

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| Apr 12, 2017

thank you for sharing important information. informative article.

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| Apr 12, 2017

very very nice article

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| Apr 12, 2017

useful information

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| Apr 11, 2017

very good information thanks for the blog

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| Apr 11, 2017

nice information but from which mnth we can give to our children

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