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Vitamin C

Vitamin C keeps your bones and connective tissues healthy, allows you to absorb iron and helps prevent infections. Here's how to get your recommended intake.

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Scurvy

Scurvy can affect people who do not get enough vitamin C. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatments, and how changes to your diet can prevent scurvy.

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Can you boost your immune system against the COVID-19 coronavirus?

It's OK to feel anxious about the COVID-19 coronavirus. Here's what you can do to protect yourself from viruses — and what won't help, such as vitamin supplements.

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'Healthy' juices might not be so good for your teeth

You've probably heard about tooth decay, but acid erosion can wear away the enamel on teeth. Juices and acidic beverages, including kombucha, are partly to blame for 'acid wear'.

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Vitamins and minerals

Vitamins and minerals are necessary for the healthy functioning of our bodies but if you have a balanced diet, most can be found in the foods we eat.

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Foods high in iron

The best source of iron is animal-based foods like meat and eggs (called 'haem iron'), but many plant-based foods are also rich in (non-haem) iron.

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Haemochromatosis

Haemochromatosis causes the body to absorb too much iron, leading to organ damage. Blood tests will diagnose it, and treatments are available.

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Food supplements

Also called dietary supplements or vitamin pills, food supplements may fill any nutritional gaps in your diet. But most people don’t need them.

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Dental erosion

Dental erosion occurs when part of the enamel surface of your teeth is dissolved by acids. It's caused by diet, medicines, health conditions and more.

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Eye care

From quitting smoking to not sharing makeup, there are a few surprising things you can do to help protect your eyes.

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