Top 10 Healthy Foods Rich in Vitamin C [Infographic]

Top 10 Healthy Foods Rich in Vitamin C
Infographic from Health
Vitamin C is an essential vitamin and an important antioxidant.

The RDA for non-smoking adult men and women is 60 mg. However, recent scientific evidence indicates that an increased intake of Vitamin C is associated with a lower risk for cancer, cataract, cardiovascular and other chronic diseases.

Increasing Vitamin C intake may also be indicated if you smoke, drink alcohol on a regular basis, suffer from chronic stress or eat fried food, as all of these factors are thought to inhibit the absorption and/or utilization of Vitamin C by the body.

Although Vitamin C can be taken in the form of supplements and the ascorbate form (calcium ascorbate and magnesium ascorbate) is readily tolerated by most people, nutritionists and other integral health experts advise getting Vitamin C from foods whenever possible, particularly from certain fresh fruits and vegetables that are known to be high in Vitamin C.

It is thought that the bioflavonoids and other micronutrients present in fruits and vegetables promote the absorption and use of Vitamin C by the body.

This infographic entitled Top 10 Healthy Foods That are Rich in Vitamin C from Health illustrates excellent food sources of Vitamin C:

❤ Red and Green Chili Peppers
❤ Gauva
❤ Bell Peppers
❤ Fresh Herbs
❤ Dark Leafy Greens
❤ Cruciferous Vegetables (Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts)
❤ Kiwi Fruit
❤ Papaya
❤ Citrus Fruit (Oranges, Clementines)
❤ Strawberries

Other excellent sources of Vitamin C are:

❤ Watercress
❤ Cabbage
❤ Lemons
❤ Limes
❤ Peas
❤ Melons
❤ Grapefruit
❤ Tomatoes


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Infographic source and more information at:  Health AliciousNess - Top 10 Foods Highest in Vitamin C.


Toward a New Recommended Dietary Allowance for Vitamin C Based on Antioxidant and Health Effects in Humans (The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition)
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