Hey girls (or boys)! Vitamin C helps the body maintain healthy tissues and a strong immune system, and it aids in absorption of iron. Vitamin C is considered a powerful ally if you’re trying to avoid or kick a cold or other illness. Together with calcium and iron, it’s also an important part of a diet that counteracts lead poisoning.
Get your vitamin C naturally with these top 10 food sources, according to the USDA’s. You may be surprised to find oranges don’t rank No. 1 as many of us assume or know.
Here are other great sources of vitamin C:
- Red Sweet Pepper
- Green Sweet Pepper
- Grapefruit Juice
- Vegetable Juice Cocktail
- Brussels Sprouts
Do you know of any other great essential nutrients for us? Let me know in the comments below!