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Guinea Pig Says…

November 17th, 2008 · No Comments ·


eat your fruits and veggies.

Scurvy is a disease caused by lack of vitamin C. Mild symptons are irritablity and fatigue. More severe damage to your health could be bone degeneration, blood vessel rupture, tooth loss, or respiratory tract infction. U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends consumption of 75~90 mg of vitamin C per day (pg. 6) for adults.

Some of the common fruits and vegetables that have high vitamin C are:

  • broccoli*
  • cauliflower*
  • potatoes*
  • Cabbage*
  • parsley
  • grapefruits
  • oranges
  • bananas
  • apples*
  • cranberry*

*currently in season

Pick few items from above each day and you will be scurvy-free!

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