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Environmental Nutrition: Vitamin C health update

Environmental Nutrition: Vitamin C health update

Environmental Nutrition When you hear "vitamin C," do you think about oranges and fending off colds? Think again! Many people are surprised to learn that a half cup of red peppers has twice as much vitamin C as an orange, and this versatile vitamin may be better at fighting cancer and cardiovascular disease than colds! Now you "C" it! Humans can't make vitamin C, so we need to get it from food. We also can't store it, so we have to be sure to get a continuous supply. Luckily, at least a little vitamin C can be found in all fruits and vegetables. Foods can lose vitamin C when they're cooked or stored for long periods of time, however, so those cooked mixed...

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