In case you didn't know, 4th of April, every year, is celebrated as 'Vitamin C Day.' Vitamin C is needed for normal growth and development of an individual. It is needed for healing wounds, repairing bones, fighting free radicals and so on. On that note, here are 8 foods rich in Vitamin C that you should include in your daily diet.
One medium glass of orange juice contains about 124 milligrams of vitamin C. So, have one glass of orange juice daily, to get a day's worth of vitamin C. It is also a good source of potassium, folate, lutein and vitamin A.
Half a grapefruit contains about 45 milligrams of vitamin C, plus fiber, potassium and plenty of vitamin A.
One medium-sized capsicum contains about 95 milligrams of vitamin C, which is good enough for one day. Capsicums are also rich in vitamin A, K and B6.
One small cup of strawberry slices contains 98 milligrams of vitamin C. They are juicy, sweet and are a good source of potassium and magnesium. It is an excellent snack so, just have a handful of strawberries and you are good to go.
One small cup of raw chopped broccoli has 81 milligrams of vitamin C, which is good enough for one day. It is also an excellent source of calcium, potassium, fiber, vitamin A, K and other antioxidants.
Kiwi is an excellent source of vitamin C. One small kiwi has more than 60 milligrams of vitamin C and it is also rich in potassium and fiber.
Raw cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin C but cooked cabbage has more of it. One cup of raw cabbage has approximately 30 milligrams of vitamin C while one cup of cooked cabbage contains about 60 milligrams of vitamin C. Apart for this, cabbage also contains antioxidants, minerals, vitamin K and fiber.
One cup of raw cauliflower contains about 50 milligrams of vitamin C. It is also rich in calcium, fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin K and antioxidants. One small cup of cooked cauliflower contains about 30 milligrams of vitamin C which is also not bad.
Don't forget to include foods rich in vitamin C in your daily diet, okay? Your body needs it.