According to Medicalnewstoday, scurvy is a rare condition caused by a deficiency in vitamin C. It was once a common disease which can affect anyone who has an inadequate intake of vitamin C. These are some ways to prevent scurvy from happening to you.
The best way to prevent scurvy is to ensure that you are consuming enough vitamin C in your diet. Foods high in vitamin C include citrus fruits, kiwi, strawberries, papaya, mango, broccoli, bell peppers, and leafy greens like spinach and kale. However, you can also take vitamin C supplement.
Vitamin C can be destroyed by heat and light, so it is important to store and prepare foods properly to preserve their vitamin C content. For example, avoid overcooking vegetables and fruits, and store them in a cool, dark place.
Smoking can reduce the absorption of vitamin C, which can increase the risk of scurvy. If you smoke, consider quitting or reducing your smoking habit.
If you have a restricted diet or a medical condition that affects your nutrient absorption, it is important to monitor your vitamin C intake and speak with a healthcare professional about any necessary supplements.
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