Vitamin C otherwise know ascorbic acid is a water-soluble vitamin. We cannot store it in the body, which means we need it from our diet every day.
Vitamin C helps to protect cells and keep them healthy. It is also involved in the production of collagen, which maintains healthy connective tissues, important for the support and structure of tissues and organs including the skin, bones and blood vessels.
Vitamin C helps with wound healing, and consuming vitamin C increases the amount of iron we can absorb from vegetables, such as brocolli, sprouts and kale.