Presentation on theme: "Scurvy can be prevented by eating lots and lots of fruit and veg or anything that has added vitamin c. In the olden days the diet was a lot more limited."— Presentation transcript:
Scurvy can be prevented by eating lots and lots of fruit and veg or anything that has added vitamin c. In the olden days the diet was a lot more limited as fresh fruit and vegetables were hard to get hold of.
Nowadays you can find cures or vaccinations for diseases to prevent them happening diseases such as: Measles, Mumps, Rubella and many more. Scurvy doesnt have a cure but you can prevent it by making sure you have a healthy supply of vitamin c in your daily diet.
Scurvy was a main part of WW1 And WW2 as fruit and veg /vitamin c could not be grown or shipped over from foreign countries.
Recommendations recommend eating fruits such as: Lemons, Limes & Grapefruit. also recommend leafy green vegetables such as: Spinach, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage & Lettuce. So does the internet !
Doctors in 1614 found that any acid could prevent Scurvy if ascorbic acid was unavailable.
Bacteria are living all around us and if a Scurvy germ gets in to your body fight it with fruit and veg
Scurvy can not be stopped once it has started the infection will eventually result in death!