Vitamin C Day is celebrated on April 4 of every year. The day is marked to educate people about the importance of adding vitamin c to one’s diet. It is necessary to take vitamin c in an adequate amount daily to stay away from many diseases. Vitamin C helps to improve and regenerate tissues, protect against heart disease, prevent scurvy, and decrease bad cholesterol. Vitamin C deficiency can cause fatigue, muscle weakness, joint and muscle aches, bleeding gums, and leg rashes. An acute deficiency may result in scurvy which is a dangerous threat to human life. Vitamin C can be obtained from apples, asparagus, berries, broccoli, cabbage, melon, cauliflower, citrus fruits, kiwi, dark leafy greens, bell peppers, potatoes, and tomatoes. So take vitamin c regularly which will act as a defense mechanism, protect you against that cold and help you stay happy.
“Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.”- Mahalia Jackson
History of Vitamin C Day
The creator and the reason behind the creation of Vitamin C Day remain obscure. British physician Sir Thomas Barlow was the first one to describe the scurvy and the cure for the disease with vitamin c in the 19th century. Scurvy was known for more than a century prior. Scurvy was a deadly disease which killed many British sailors during their long sea voyage. Nowadays, very few people suffer from scurvy, and Vitamin C is considered one of the most important nutrients found in food immensely.
Other Celebrations on April 4
April 4 is also celebrated as
- International Carrot Day
- National Walk Around Things Day
- National Cordon Bleu Day
- World Rat Day
- National Tell A Lie Day
How to celebrate the day
The day is celebrated by spreading the information on the significance of taking vitamin C. You can resolve to add vitamin C to your daily diet. You can also share the knowledge with your friends, family, and colleagues. Make sure you eat something healthy on this day and feel the goodness in you. They are plenty of ways to take vitamin C, so do a little research and know about them. Share your thoughts on social media about the day by using the hashtag #VitaminCDay.
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