These foods have more vitamin C than oranges – PhillyVoice.com

When you think of vitamin C, what do you think of? Probably oranges or
orange juice. Right? Not quite.

In the 1920s, a biochemist rallied fear around a vague condition called
Acidosis, where an alleged excess of acid in the bloodstream due to a
vitamin-deficient diet caused fatigue. The “Vitamania” movement ensued, and brands jumped on the opportunity to market their
products as the vitamin-rich Acidosis cure.

And what did they advertise as the biggest detriment of fatigue? That
lethargic women would not attract men. Thus, orange juice even became a
cure for singlehood.

Today, we see more fresh-squeezed orange juice ready for pickup; it’s
tangy, pulpy, and yes, has vitamin C. But other foods actually have more or
similar amounts of vitamin C as oranges, which contain about

70 mg

— they just lack the power of an expensive marketing campaign.

Here are other great sources:

Yellow Bell Peppers
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Yellow Bell Pepper

The color of a bell pepper reflects it’s ripeness, and each stage of
ripeness has a different vitamin composition. Most varieties of bell
peppers change from green, to yellow, to red, with yellow containing the
most vitamin C. A large yellow bell pepper contains 341 mg of vitamin C,
which provides much more than most people’s daily vitamin C requirement
(75-90 mg). 


Kale (and other leafy greens)
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Kale

Depending on the leaf, the taste of kale can vary from bitter, to peppery,
to plain, but all variations have about 80.4 vitamin C per serving. 


If you hate the taste but want to incorporate it into your diet, try 1)
massaging your kale 2) making kale chips

(recipe here),

or 3) blending it into a tasty fruit smoothie. You might be asking what it
means to massage kale, but it’s really not that strange! All it entails is
dumping your kale into a bowl and yes, massaging it with your hands to
break down the enzymes so it’s not as bitter. 


Mangoes
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Mango

They are nature’s gift for us to indulge in spring and summer. They have
122.3 mg 
of vitamin C, making mangoes especially great for skin care as
well as eating. To utilize mangoes on your skin, try rubbing the pulp
on your face and body to replenish dull and dead skin. They are renowned
for dulling dark skin spots, minimizing blemishes and blackheads, and
leaving your skin looking dewy and refreshed. 


Kiwi
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Kiwi

Have you been taught to trash the skin of kiwi? Surprisingly, kiwi skin is
completely edible and nutrient dense with vitamin C (90 mg) and fiber! Yes,
it may be a bit fuzzy, but as long as you wash the skin it’s perfectly safe
to eat. Embrace the power of kiwi in your cooking with this Easy Kiwi Salsa
recipe. 


Not only will these foods boost your immune system; they also help to lower
hypertension, combat strokes, prevent cataracts and can even assist in
treating scurvy. Your body will love you for adding these vitamin-C packed
foods to your diet.


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