The Best Sources of Vitamin C

Vitamin C is well known as an antioxidant and is important in protecting the body against free radicals. It also is a major factor in creating collagen, and supporting brain health. Public Health recommends daily intake to be between 75-90 mg of Vitamin C per day, but many nutritional therapies and studies point to much higher doses of Vitamin C. If you are going to supplement with Vitamin C, look for Non-Gmo sources with limited additives. I like the brands AOR and Thorne for supplementing.

Oranges are always spoken about for their high levels of Vitamin C, but there are many other fruits and vegetables with impressive levels of this important nutrient!

The following is a list of fruits and vegetables with very high levels of Vitamin C:

Papaya, bell peppers, broccoli, brussels sprouts, strawberries, pineapple, orange, kiwifruit, cantaloupe, cauliflower.

What is the best way to get a good dose of Vitamin C? Eat a diet rich in a variety of colourful fruits and vegetables, including some from the list above.

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