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6 Natural Ways to Get Vitamin C

6 Natural Ways to Get Vitamin C

Raw is the best way to eat fruits and vegetables rich in Vitamin C, which is very sensitive to heat. Keep your family healthy this holiday season and choose from this list of six fruits and vegetables to receive the recommended amount of Vitamin C (and notice that apples arenít on the list):

Because Vitamin C is water soluble you need to eat foods rich in Vitamin C every day. The daily recommendation for Vitamin C is 60 mg. a day for adults, and 50 mg. a day for children.

Orange (1=70 mg)
Grapefruit (1=88 mg)
Red Pepper raw (1=226 mg)
Mango (1=60 mg)
Kiwi (1=74 mg)
Broccoli raw (1/2 cup=93 mg)

Not all apples are created equal, nor particularly high in vitamin C. Apple by apple, this chart tells you all.

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8:21AM PST on Jan 15, 2014

I didn't know red peppers were a source of vit c

12:34PM PDT on Aug 27, 2013

thanks

8:01PM PDT on May 2, 2013

Thanks 4 sharing

10:10AM PDT on Apr 17, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

8:58AM PDT on Apr 17, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

6:24PM PDT on Mar 11, 2013

I too wonder why lemons weren't mentioned as a source of Vitamin C.

6:24PM PST on Feb 19, 2013

Thanks

2:19AM PST on Feb 18, 2013

Thanks

2:02AM PST on Feb 18, 2013

Thanks

4:30AM PST on Feb 14, 2013

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

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