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Sniffles, sore throat, occasional cough. These are common symptoms that usually have you reaching for vitamin C. Why vitamin C? It can help support a healthy immune system, working to protect the body from disease and illness. There are many different foods that are natural sources of the helpful vitamin and we’ve got the squeeze on all the information you need to know!

Vitamin C Intake

The National Institutes of Health recommends a daily amount of 90 mg for most adult men and 75 mg for adult women. With a well-balanced diet, these amounts can be reached without taking a daily supplement.

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Natural Sources of Vitamin C

You might be consuming the recommended amount of vitamin C already and don’t even realize it! Fruits and vegetables are natural sources of the vitamin, but there are other foods and beverages that contain vitamin C as well.

  • Citrus fruits: oranges and grapefruit (and their juices) are excellent sources of vitamin C.
  • Other fruits and vegetables: green and red bell peppers, kiwi, broccoli, strawberries, cantaloupe, potatoes and tomatoes contain vitamin C.
  • Some foods and beverages are fortified with vitamin C. This means the vitamin was added to the food or drink during processing to replace what was lost when the food or drink was produced or stored. To find out if vitamin C was added to the product, check the product label.

We’ve broken down just how much vitamin C each food contains so you can monitor your daily intake!

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Vitamin C Enriched Recipes

It’s important to keep in mind that prolonged storage and cooking may reduce vitamin C content in food and drinks. Raw vegetables and fruits often contain more vitamin C than their cooked counterparts. Our Aprons team put together delicious recipes full of vitamin C!

Sunny Orange Salad

Sunny Orange Salad

Asian Sweet Pepper Slaw

Asian Sweet Pepper Slaw

Cashew Broccoli Barley Salad

Cashew Broccoli Barley Salad

 

 

How do you enjoy eating natural sources of vitamin C? Share with us in the comments below!

 

Allison L.

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Allison L. began her journey with Publix in 2017 and that’s when she realized she found her forever home. With a love for writing and all things trending, she quickly fell in love with being on the social media team and providing premier customer service to all Publix customers! When Allison isn’t learning more about the Publix culture she is usually watching college football with a Pub Sub in hand or riding one of her three horses.

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