World Vitamin C Day
Yesterday was World Vitamin C day. The timing of this couldn't be more perfect to share about vitamin C with what is currently going on in the world. Vitamin C can do a lot for your body! Here is a list of some foods with high vitamin C levels: 

👉PS I get the most of my vitamin C from oz of NingXia Red since I'm fiscally and calorically responsible-1oz has the antioxident power of 8 oranges 🍊

Parsley: (I LOVE parsley so much!) contains 10mg of vitamin C per 2tbs serving which is about 11% of the recommended daily value. This herb is a significant source of plant-based, non-heme iron (vitamin C increases the absorption of non-heme iron.) 

Kale: Cruciferous vegetable, 80 mg of vitamin C, high quantities of vitamin K and the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin.

Kiwis: One medium kiwi has 71 mg of vitamin C, or 79% of the daily value and studies have shown that kiwifruit may help reduce oxidative stress, lower cholesterol and improve immunity. 

Broccoli: Another cruciferous vegetable! 1/2 a cup of cooked broccoli provides 51 mg of vitamin C, (57% of the daily value) many observational studies have shown an association between eating plenty of vitamin-C-rich cruciferous vegetables and lowered oxidative stress, improved immunity and a decreased risk of cancer and heart disease

Brussels Sprouts: One-half cup of cooked Brussels sprouts provides 49 mg, or 54% of the daily value for vitamin C, Brussels sprouts are also high in fiber, vitamin K, folate, vitamin A, manganese and potassium.(Both vitamins C and K are important for your bone health-vitamin C aids the formation of collagen, which is the fibrous part your bones)

Lemons:  One whole raw lemon, including its peel, provides 83 mg of vitamin C, or 92% of the daily value. The vitamin C in lemon juice also acts as an antioxidant.

Strawberries: One cup of strawberry halves (152 grams) provides 89 mg of vitamin C (99% of the daily value). These yummies contain a mix of vitamin C, manganese, flavonoids, folate and other antioxidants. Some studies have shown that strawberries may help prevent cancer, vascular disease, dementia and diabetes.

Oranges: One medium-sized orange provides 70 mg of vitamin C (78% of the daily value.)

Cauliflower: 47 mg (77% of the daily value) of vitamin C per cup of cauliflower (100 g). It is also a source of vitamins C & K, the B vitamins, potassium and magnesium.

Thyme: 1oz (28 grams) of fresh thyme has 45mg of vitamin C (50% of the daily value). I learned that gram for gram fresh thyme has 3x more vitamin C than oranges! Adding 1-2tbsp of Thyme into your meal adds 3.5-7mg of vitamin C which has been shown to strengthen your immunity and help fight infections. 

Sweet Yellow Peppers: 1/2 cup (75 grams) of yellow peppers have 137mg of vitamin C (152% of the daily value) which is actually double the amount in green peppers! Vitamin C is important for your eye health as well. 

What are some of the vitamin C foods that you're lovin' these days?


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