Hi. I’m Brenda Thompson, registered dietitian
and owner of Life Skills Nutrition. In this segment, I’m going to talk about vitamin C.
You will find vitamin C on the food label here in this area of the food label. Vitamin
C is on the food label because it is important for us to know that our children are getting
these nutrients during the growth and development stages. Vitamin C is important. It aids in
iron absorption. It assists in making cartilage, connective tissue, ligaments, tissues, skin
and nerve transmitting substances. It is also available in carnotene which is an energy
producing substance in our cells. So, sometimes if you have low energy, vitamin C may be a
little helpful in boosting that energy. Also, vitamin C helps boost the immune system and
it reduces the risk of heart disease, anemia and some cancers. You can find vitamin C in
oranges, green sweet peppers, sweet peas, green onion, swiss chard and tangerines and
also tomatoes. So if you are looking to increase your vitamin C, those are some food options.