Foods High in Vitamin C

by Dr. Michael Nowazek

Which foods are highest in Vitamin C and what’s the best way to include them in your diet?

There’s no question that Vitamin C is good for you. There have been studies that show that Vitamin C helps white blood cell neutrophil function (the neutrophil function is to detect and kill infectious agents such as bacteria and viruses in the body). Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant.

There are Vitamin C supplements, but there are also food sources of Vitamin C, some of which may surprise you.

Red peppers are probably one of the highest sources of Vitamin C in your diet. Citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruits, and lemons are well-known as being high in Vitamin C, but so are kiwis, green peppers, and broccoli.

One of the best and easiest ways to ingest these food sources of Vitamin C and other nutrients is by making a smoothie. You can make a large one to share with the whole family.

Click here for a recipe for a vitamin-rich smoothie. 

Nutritional requirement is a personal thing and everyone’s needs will be different. For a full assessment of your health and how you can improve it, you should consult your naturopathic doctor for a nutrition plan custom-designed for you. 

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Dr. Michael Nowazek

Dr. Michael Nowazek is the Clinical Director of Green Apple Health Care. He brings a wealth of knowledge from his extensive training and his many years experience as a naturopathic doctor.

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