Let’s help you figure out how to eat Vitamin C and give your body a much-needed boost.
Enjoying the full benefits of Vitamin C means consuming it daily and not just when your body is stressed with symptoms of a cold, or congested sinuses. It is always better to get Vitamin C from food, rather than supplements. However, if your diet isn’t balanced, you can aid the daily recommended amount by taking supplements.
Vitamin C plays various roles in keeping our system healthy; bone structure, iron absorption, healthy skin and immune function. This video features some foods that contain Vitamin C and their relative amounts of Vitamin C in milligrams per 100 grams of fruit/vegetable.
But first, here are a few things we picked up that you probably didnt know;
- You can overdose on Vitamin C and this could lead to nausea, abdominal pains and even diarrhoea.
- Vitamin C does not prevent you from catching a cold or getting the flu.
- To get the best out of Vitamin C you need to consume the right amount regularly and not just when you have a cold.
- Red Peppers are richer in vitamins than the green or yellow ones. They even have more Vitamin C than an orange.
- It is better to eat your Vitamin C sources raw so you don’t lose any of the vitamins to heat.
If you’re serious about knowing how to eat vitamin c, here are some Vitamin C options and the right quantity you should be consuming;
- Guava – 220 – 230 mg per 100g
- Strawberries – 60 – 65mg per 100g
- PawPaw/Papaya – 75 – 90,g per 100g
- Red Bell Peppers – 127 – 130mg per 100g
- Orange Juice – 50 – 60mg per 100g
- Broccoli – 80 – 90mg per 100g
Watch Elizabeth break it down below: