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Great sources of Vitamin C

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Great sources of Vitamin C

Some great sources of Vitamin C. Although Vitamin C is probably the most well known Vitamin and most people know that oranges are a good source of Vitamin C, the fact is that there are other food sources that are an even better source of Vitamin C. I will list some of them here.

Vitamin C and Colds

Vitamin C has been a popular cold remedy for a long time. I use it as well. As soon as I feel a cold coming on, I take vitamin C. And I do imagine that I feel better. But does Vitamin C actually help. Research has shown that Vitamin C does not prevent colds, however it may shorten the duration of the cold. And I will take that any day. If I can shorten my colds by a day or two, I will consume more Vitamin C. So here is a list of some great sources of Vitamin C.

Food sources with lots of Vitamin C

(all the values are per 100 grams)

  • Guava: 228.3 mg
  • Yellow bell pepper: 183.5 mg
  • Red bell pepper: 171 mg
  • Kale: 120 mg
  • Kiwi: 92.7 mg
  • Broccoli: 89.2 mg
  • Green bell pepper: 80.4 mg
  • Papaya: 60.9 mg
  • Strawberries 58.8 mg
  • Oranges: 53.2 mg
  • Cauliflower: 48.2 mg
  • Pineapple: 47.8 mg

So should you get a cold, make yourself a nice smoothie with some of these ingredients. You can also try this recipe. One last thing, now that you have this list of Vitamin C sources. What is the recommended daily dosage actually? In adult males the recommended daily dosage is 90 mg and the recommended daily dosage for women is 75 mg. It has been mentioned that the daily dosage should be raised slightly. However it is important to note that the upper limit for your daily intake of Vitamin C is 2000 mg. You should not consume unlimited amounts of Vitamin C, even if you have a cold.





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