Today we’re going to talk about foods high
in Vitamin C. Vitamin C is an important naturally occurring nutrient that we need on a daily
basis. Studies have confirmed the need for Vitamin C to boost brain function, heal from
injuries, and recover from illness. As a potent antioxidant for neutralizing free radicals,
a diet lacking Vitamin C may cause health problems over time. In fact, the food and
nutrition board at the institute of medicine recommend that we continue to consume Vitamin
C foods every day. To really supercharge your diet with a major dose of this essential nutrient,
you should eat melons, dark leafy greens like kale and spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes,
black currents, citrus fruits like oranges and lemons, bell peppers, guava, strawberries,
kiwi, and papayas. Strawberries aren’t just a Vitamin C food, they’re also high in fiber
and the antioxidants are responsible for reducing oxidated stress and protecting the heart from
excess LDL cholesterol. Just one serving of strawberries holds about half of your daily
needs of Vitamin C. Kiwi has more Vitamin C than an orange, and is high in flavonoids
also. They also contain as much potassium as a banana. Studies have shown that children
who eat Vitamin C rich fruits experience stronger respiratory tracts than children who don’t.
Papayas are also an excellent source of Vitamin C with one serving holding 100% of your daily
needs. Papaya is also high in Vitamin A. Aside from the fruits I’ve mentioned, a commonly
overlooked source of Vitamin C can be found in many fresh herbs, such as cilantro, chives,
thyme, basil, and parsley. Just one cup of fresh parsley has over 130 mg of Vitamin C.
And thyme comes in first place with 160 mg in one cup. To learn more about natural remedies,
vitamins and minerals and foods, and important health information, please visit us online
at Global Healing Center.com.