Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

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The New Vegetarian

The New Vegetarian

By Colin Spencer

Published 1986

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Water-soluble. It is vital for many body functions including wound healing, and resistance to disease. It also helps increase absorption of iron. Extra supplies may be needed when the body is under stress.

Good sources: leafy vegetables, potatoes, tomatoes, fruit (particularly citrus and berry fruits).