The importance of vitamin C in children

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for body development and it is therefore particularly important that children have an adequate intake of it. In particular, this vitamin, an antioxidant, forms a protein that builds skin, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels, and is essential for wound healing and for repairing and maintaining cartilage, bones and teeth. As we can see, it is an essential food for all kinds of people, but even more so for children, who, in their growth years, have not yet fully formed the different parts of their body. The human organism is not capable of producing vitamin C on its own, so it is necessary to provide it through food.

Fruits and vegetables are the major sources of vitamin C. Among them, melon, citrus fruits, kiwi, broccoli, peppers and tomatoes, as well as other fortified foods, are the main natural sources of vitamin C. Tangerines, lemons, grapefruits and oranges are also indispensable foods in any healthy diet, especially in the children's menu, where the orange, whole or in juice, occupies a central place. Beyond the contribution of vitamin C, oranges have diuretic and laxative properties, stimulates the production of defenses, helps the absorption of iron, avoiding anemia and promotes the formation of collagen, among other beneficial actions for our body.

In the case of organic oranges, all these properties are magnified because they contain more vitamin C than conventional ones (between 10% and 20% more), so that 100ml of juice of these fruits reach the recommended daily amount. In addition, the percentage of minerals of the organic orange is also higher than that of conventional oranges, due to the greater salubrity of the soil, which is not punished with herbicides or artificial fertilizers. All this is a source of health.

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