Vitamin C. We all have heard it’s a necessity to keep us healthy all winter long and we load up on our citrus to make sure we get all we need. Well I’m here to tell you that you have plenty of options for getting your Vitamin C outside of oranges. In fact, many are higher in Vitamin C than oranges!
Peppers, peppers and more peppers. Green, red, yellow, hot or sweet, Peppers seem to top the charts for delivering the highest punch of Vitamin C. Try cutting up in strips and serving with a dip for a healthy afternoon snack!
Kale or other dark leafy greens. Not only do they provide a great amount of Vitamin C, you get the benefit of an anti-oxidant rich boost to your immunity!
Papaya, Guava, Kiwi, Pineapple and Mangos. Get tropical and dig into these fruits for a delicious treat full of C.
Strawberries. Although tough to find in midst of flu season, these tasty berries deliver almost 100 mg of C per sliced cup. Try other berries such as blueberries, raspberries and blackberries too!
Broccoli, Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts. These hearty fiberous veggies are packed full of Vitamin C as well and readily available in the Winter months.
Tomatoes. A perfect topping to a winter salad to get a boost of C.
And yes… lets not forget those oranges, while they are not the highest in Vitamin C, they still certainly do bring a fair amount to your diet and always a tasty treat!
And don’t miss our last post on 10 Foods to Fight the Flu!