I’m a firm believer in Vitamin C for all of its healthy benefits — it fights colds and infections, heals owies, helps your body absorb iron, and it’s a powerful antioxidant which protects all your cells.
Back in the good ‘ol days, when parents were in charge of what their kids brought for lunch rather than the school board, I even went so far as to send my kids with chewable Vitamin C in their lunchboxes. I KNOW! Can you imagine?! Now I’d be hauled off in handcuffs for dealing drugs. And my kids would have to wave goodbye to their Good Attendance AND their Good Citizenship certificates.
But I digress. What were we talking about? Oh, yes, Vitamin C.
We normally think of oranges when we think of Vitamin C, but there are many other choices.
They want men to get 90 mg/day and women to get 75 mg/day. Personally, I think that’s way too low — especially during cold and flu season. So here’s how you can get more Vitamin C into your diet …
• Guava (188mg in half-cup)
• Red bell pepper (142 mg in half-cup raw … 116mg in half-cup cooked)
• Kiwi (70 mg)
• Orange (70 mg … 61-93 mg in 6 oz of juice)
• Green bell pepper (60 mg in half-cup raw … 51 mg in half-cup cooked)
• Strawberries (49 mg in half-cup)
• Brussels sprouts (48 mg in half-cup)
What’s your favorite source of Vitamin C? And all you word nerds out there … should Vitamin C be capitalized or not? I went back and forth so many times that WordPress re-named my blog DizzyLowCalLifestyle.