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With Vitamin C as an excellent booster of immunity, its daily intake can help people stay healthy in monsoon season. This season brings with itself numerous infectious diseases, the higher intake of Vitamin C kills the infectious cells in the body. Monsoon, which is characterized by extreme humid weathers can cause infections of, skin, legs, and nails, besides the viral disease of common cold and flu.

Mechanism of vitamin C

Moreover, edible items rich in Vitamin C functions well to detect, track and kill the infected cells. The daily recommended intake remains between 500mg to 1000mg. An excessive intake than this amount can lead to side effects too. Our body does not have the tendency to restore Vitamin C, just like another mineral and vitamins. Hence daily intakes are required to maintain the required level in the body.

According to doctors, brucellosis a rare type of infection is more common among animals but can affect humans too. A human is infected when he consumes animal milk in unpasteurized form but during rainy seasons, the animal excreta mixes with the rain water and when inhaled or injected into the human body (though involuntarily), infections can happen which affect the liver.

Moreover, Vitamin C, unlike Vitamin D is water soluble which can easily be secreted out of the body in case the body does not have the required amount of water level. To keep the water level in the body at an optimum level, doctors have recommended ten to twelve glasses of water daily.

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According to doctors, brucellosis a rare type of infection is more common among animals but can affect humans too. A human is infected when he consumes animal milk in unpasteurized form but during rainy seasons, the animal excreta mixes with the rain water and when inhaled or injected into the human body (though involuntarily), infections can happen which affect the liver. The intake of vitamin C greatly prevents the spread of such infections.

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Here are foods that are rich in vitamin C

Sprouts

A small amount is recommended in monsoon season. It not only provides with the vitamin C but rich in fiber, potassium, folate and vitamin K as well.

Broccoli

A good source of vitamin C boosts your immune system and keeps you away from the seasonal flu. Vegetables can be consumed raw or cooked.

Apple

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, definitely right since the fruit is heavily rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, minerals, calcium, and iron. These vitamins and minerals are the basic components which strengthen your immune system. since the change in the season affects your immune system.

Apricots

Not only rich in vitamin C but with lower calories, it helps to reduce the cholesterol levels and prevents heart disease along with improving heart health.

Amla

A combination of fiber and vitamin C, Amla can be consumed in the form of juice, dried ones or along with salads as well.Therefore, few simple health tips do not only prevent long days of illness but also keeps short medicine bills too.

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