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Saturday, March 16, 2013

List of Foods with Vitamin C

Today we present you with our list of top 10 common foods with high vitamin C. Hope you enjoy it!

Vitamin C Rich Foods
Vitamin C is just awesome!
Did you know that man, monkey and guinea pigs are perhaps the only species known to require vitamin C in their diet?

Vitamin C is an essential vitamin, just like all the other vitamins! We need vitamin C for many good reasons, and one of them is the production of Collagen.

Collagen is a protein that accounts for 25% of the total body protein! It forms the supporting structure for blood vessels, bones etc. Without vitamin C, body doesn't produce enough collagen, and even the collagens that are produced are not strong enough to support the different structures. So, deficiency of vitamin C leads to a disease condition called Scurvy, which is characterized by bleeding gums, subcutaneous bruising, weak bones, delayed wound healing and so many other things.

So, since we humans can't produce vitamin C, the only way to make sure we get enough vitamin C is by eating lots of foods which are high in vitamin C.








List of Top 10 Common Food with Vitamin C:


Food
Amount of vitamin C (mg) in 100 g
1.
Hot Chili Peppers


Green chili peppers
242.50

Red chili peppers
144.02
2.
Bell Peppers


Yellow peppers
184.42

Green peppers
132.56
3.
Guavas
183.5
4.
Tomatoes
103.33
5.
Dark green leafy vegetables


Kale
120.30

Mustard greens
70.23

Garden cress
69.03
6.
Cruciferous vegetables


Broccoli
93.64

Cauliflower
46.15

Brussels Sprouts
45.68
7.
Papayas
61.79
8.
Citrus Fruits


Orange
59.00

Grapefruit
38.02

Lemon
52.93
9.
Strawberries
59.17
10.
Melons
36.67

Worried about how much to eat?

According to the World Health Organization, you should take about 45 mg of vitamin C per day and 300 mg per week. Vitamin C is considered to be one of the safest nutrients! Conventional medical bodies suggests that the daily intake of vitamin C should not exceed 2000mg/day because in some people it causes upset stomach and diarrhea. But even then these symptoms are generally not serious.

However, those who have kidney diseases or high risk of having kidney diseases, kidney stones and disorders of iron metabolism (iron overload) should avoid taking too much vitamin C and consult their doctors before taking any kind of supplementation.

Well, that's it for now! Enjoy the vitamin C rich foods! Share this article with friends and family! And Keep coming back for more! :)

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