Vitamin C: Some Good Natural Sources

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Vitamin C is very important in the human body and it is something that you should ensure to take constantly especially if you have a very busy lifestyle. The last thing that you want to happen is to get yourself over exhausted and eventually get sick due to lack of Vitamin C.

With vitamin C being of the “Water Soluble” type, you’ll need to be sure to take them on a daily basis. And no, purchasing vitamin C supplements will not cut it and in fact, it is better to get your Vitamin C from natural sources. Here are a few good sources for you …

Guava: In addition to being rich in dietary fiber and at the same time having moderate levels of folic acid, guava is one of the best natural sources of vitamin C. Just one cup of it can get you as much as 188 milligrams of vitamin C and only 56 calories.

Bell Pepper: There are different kinds of bell pepper with the common ones being red and one is colored green. Bell pepper is also known as sweet pepper or simply pepper and what most people do not know is that bell peppers or also called capsicum peppers is that they are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C.

Just so you know, one cup of one of these peppers have 142 milligrams of vitamin C and 20 calories. So imagine how much vitamin C and calories you are getting every time you include this as part of your cooking.

Kiwi Fruit: The kiwi fruit or also called Chinese gooseberry is an edible berry of a woody vine. The kiwi fruit contains carotenoids, such as A beta-carotine, lutein, and zeaxanthin but most of all, it is very rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K and also a good source of dietary fiber and Vitamin E.

However, be advised that the fruit’s skin contains flavonoids, actinidain, and adhered pollen and this can potentially cause allergies to certain individuals so better consult with a professional first before you go for a kiwi fruit as your source of Vitamin C.

Orange: What makes orange one of the most convenient sources of vitamin C is the fact that it is wildly commercialize. Just go to your local grocery store and you would see countless variations of orange juice brands for sale. However, it is better to eat orange in its natural form especially if you are after its vitamin C content.

One medium orange contains 70 milligrams of vitamin C and 62 calories but if you want it as a juice then it is still fine. ¾ cup of pure natural orange juice has 61 to 93 milligrams of vitamin C and 79 to 84 calories.

There are countless natural alternatives out there when it comes to getting vitamin C so you should not have any problems getting one right now. What’s your favorite source of natural Vitamin C? What are the benefits you’re getting from it?

Got any other ideas or advice on Vitamin C, please feel free to comment!

John