Top 10 Sources of Vitamin C

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We typically assimilate Vitamin C with oranges, but there are actually plenty of other great sources rich in Vitamin C (even more so than oranges). Hence the name of today’s post. But firstly, in case you’re unfamiliar with the many benefits of this powerful little nutrient, let me inform you:

  • Aids in growth and repair of your body’s tissue
  • Protection against a range of diseases including immune system deficiencies
  • Lowers oxidative stress to the body
  • Aids in the absorption of iron
  • Regular consumption of Vitamin C can lessen the symptoms and duration of a common cold

So basically, Vitamin C is awesome. However, the catch is that the body cannot create or store Vitamin C. Therefore it’s important to frequently consume it through food so that there is an ongoing supply.

Ok, enough chit-chat, let’s get to it! Here are the top 10 sources of Vitamin C:

  1. Chili Peppers
  2. Guavas
  3. Capsicums A.K.A Bell Peppers
  4. Fresh Herbs (Tip: if you love your flavourings and sauces in your dishes, try using herbs instead. Or lower the amount of sauce you would normally use and include herbs. They taste just as good and are much healthier.)
  5. Dark Leafy Greens
  6. Kiwi Fruits
  7. Brassica Vegetables (This includes cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and brussel sprouts)
  8. Papayas
  9. Oranges
  10. Strawberries

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There you have it! Be sure to include at least one of these foods into your diet every day 🙂 x

 

 

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