Did you know vitamin C is found in other fruit and vegetables
This Vitamin is beneficial to our immune system, and is also an anti-oxidant which keeps our cells healthy. We all know that an orange (citrus in general) is a good source of Vitamin C.
Studies has shown that with 82 mg per large orange, having an orange every day is a good idea when the winter months are aproaching. But there are other choices of fruit and vegetables that contain more per serving to keep you healthy.
For the crowd that enjoys their food spicy, half a cup of diced Chilli Peppers contain 108 mg. That gives you a little more reason to turn up the heat.
If you are a salad enthusiast, adding some bell pepper to your salad is another way of increasing your vitamin C intake. Half a cup of diced Red Bell Peppers has around 142mg Vitamin C.
Another great source of Vitamin C comes from the cabbage family. Kale is a dark green leafy vegetable that is great to use in soup like Caldo Verde, and contains 80.4mg per cup of Kale.
Although despised by children (and adults) across the world, Broccoli is considered one of the healthiest vegetables available. Not only is it rich in nutrients like fibre that helps the digestive system, vitamin K for strong bones. It is also high in Vitamin C, with 81mg you will think twice before scratching it out of your plate.
Looking at the sweeter side, a delicious snack that is packed with the vitamin is the Strawberry. Every 100g of strawberries contains an estimated 50mg, that gives you around 84g per cup!
Another tasty fruit with the vitamin is Mangos. For every 100 grams of mango you eat, you are getting around 36,4 mg of this incredible vitamin.
In conclusion, if you are trying to keep healthy and your immune system up and running, there is a very big variety of food to choose from. You do not have to stick to the good old orange.