Dozens of scientific studies have proven that Vitamin C is one of the most effective nutrients, boosting our immune systems and protecting us from a range of conditions, from cardiovascular disease to stroke and cancer. But, aside from taking a pill, is there any other safe, efficient way to get Vitamin C? Yes! There are several foods that are rich in this miracle nutrient, and most of them are incredibly tasty! Here are 7 delicious foods with Vitamin C.
228 grams of Vitamin C per 100 grams
Did you know guava is a superfruit? In addition to being sweet and tropical, it’s loaded with dietary fiber, vitamin A, folic acid, and copper, with more than four times the Vitamin C of an orange. How amazing! Chill on, peel it, dice the fruit and enjoy it just like that, or eat it Hawaiian style by dipping it in soy sauce and vinegar with a pinch of sugar and black pepper.
90 grams of Vitamin C per 100 grams
These sweet, tangy little treats are very rich in Vitamin C, and also have more potassium than a banana! I love the way they look sliced up in a fruit salad, and they’re amazing with strawberries. The little black seeds give them an interesting texture… I only wish they were easier to peel.
60 grams of Vitamin C per 100 grams
Here’s another delicious food with Vitamin C, even more per gram than an orange! And strawberries are so delicious… you can eat them fresh or in preserves and pies… or in smoothies! In fact, use fresh strawberries and orange juice with low-fat yogurt to make a smoothie… yum!
50 grams of Vitamin C per 100 grams
Why is this the one fruit we think of first when we think of Vitamin C? It’s the very successful ad campaign by Florida citrus growers… very effective, no? Oranges are rich in vitamin C, and they’re so delicious! Scientists have also shown that the scent of oranges makes people happy… bonus!
40 grams of Vitamin C per 100 grams
If you’re looking for a good source of Vitamin C and polyphenol antioxidants, then try a sweet orange cantaloupe! This juicy melon tastes great alone or in a salad with watermelon and honeydew, too. They’re especially great in the summer, nice and cool and delicious.
30 grams of Vitamin C per 100 grams
Get your daily dose of Vitamin C along with dietary fiber with these tiny red berries. Again, they’re delicious on their own, or as part of a salad. I like to eat them by the handful, picked fresh… they’re so yummy and sweet… a typical summer berry!
10 grams of Vitamin C per 100 grams
Here’s one reason to feel less guilty about eating pizza or pasta on Friday nights — the tomatoes in the sauce contain Vitamin C! They’re also loaded with lycopene, a powerful antioxidant, which actually helps prevent your skin from absorbing UV rays… but you’ll still need to wear sunscreen. I love tomatoes, especially the tiny grape tomatoes… did you know there are more than 7,500 varieties of tomato?
Those are just a few of the delicious foods with Vitamin C. I especially love the melons and berries… but the citrus fruits are tasty too! Which of these Vitamin C-rich foods do you like best, and how do you eat it?
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