Good sources of vitamin C
Vitamin C is found in a wide variety of fruit and vegetables. Good sources include:
- brussels sprouts
- sweet potatoes
- kiwi fruit
How much vitamin C you need
Adults need 40mg of vitamin C a day.
Vitamin C cannot be stored in the body, so you need it in your diet every day.
You should be able to get all the vitamin C you need from your daily diet.
Taking too much vitamin C
Taking large amounts of vitamin C can cause:
- stomach pain
These symptoms should disappear once you stop taking vitamin C supplements.