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Give Yourself a Boost! Here’s How to Eat Vitamin C

Give Yourself a Boost! Here’s How to Eat Vitamin C

How to Eat Vitamin C

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.

How to Eat Vitamin C

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;

See Also

  • 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:

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