Updated: Dec 5, 2020
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that’s readily available in LOTS of fruits and veggies (not just oranges). We need vitamins and minerals to keep our immune systems healthy. They can be found in good amounts in food, so if we’re eating a healthy diet, chances are we’re getting the amount we need.
Balance is key here, as a healthy immune system is one that sits in balance.
Vitamin C is also a great vitamin to load up on after a workout because its anti-inflammatory properties can help decrease muscle inflammation.
So how much vitamin C do we need?
According to the NHS Adults aged 19 to 64 need 40mg of vitamin C a day.
This can easily be achieved from your diet.
Vitamin C can’t be sorted in the body, so you need it in your diet every day.
KIWI - 2 kiwis have around 164 mg of vitamin C. Bonus: This fruity snack is also low in calories!
PAPAYA - One papaya has about 185 mg of vitamin C.
RED PEPPERS - One medium red bell pepper has about 152 mg of vitamin C.
BROCCOLI - One cup of cooked broccoli has 101 mg of vitamin C.
KALE - 1.5 cups of kale has 120 mg of vitamin C.
CHILLI PEPPERS - Can you handle the heat? Well then, chili peppers are another great option. There are 64 mg of vitamin C in one tiny pepper.
BRUSSEL SPROUTS - One sprout has just eight calories and 13 mg of vitamin C. win win! star
PINEAPPLE - This tropical fruit has 114 mg of vitamin C per 1.5 cups. Buy it frozen and add it to your smoothies.
Enjoy all and keep yourself well and in tip top health with a varied and healthy diet.
Meditate, keep calm and enjoy your day. Love always x