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Forget the flu with these vitamin c-rich foods

Vitamin C is a vital substance for the body. It is responsible for multiple functions within the body so it has to be ingested from the diet daily

The vitamin C that you need each day depends on your age. In an average adult person the daily requirement is 75-90 mg.

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Fruits and vegetables are the best sources of vitamin C. To ingest the recommended amounts of vitamin C, today we will leave you a list of some foods that are an excellent source of vitamin C

You can read: Why are vitamins and minerals so important for the body? Find out here

Citric fruits

Orange, Kiwi, Strawberry, Raspberry, Lemon, Blackberry, Blueberry and Tangerine.

There are other fruits that are not citrus but are also an excellent option as a source of vitamin C, among them we have Papaya, Pineapple, Watermelon, melon and mango.

Vegetables

In this group we have broccoli, potatoes, tomatoes, red and green peppers, cauliflower, spinach, cabbage and turnips.

Some foods and drinks are fortified with vitamin C such as cereals, energy drinks, nutritional bars, etc.

The vitamin C content of a food may decrease when it is cooked or stored for a long time. Steaming or microwave cooking may reduce the loss of vitamin C. It is advisable to eat these foods raw but washed properly.

If you want to know more about the properties of vitamin C, we invite you to read the following post '' Why does your body need Vitamin C? ''

Daniel Pire

Estudiante de Farmacia de la Universidad Central de Venezuela. Fanático de aprender cosas nuevas cada día. Redactor de ColombiaHoy.News y anteriormente Mui.In. Me gusta mantenerme al día con temas tecnológicos y los medios de comunicación. Los tópicos de salud y biotecnología son mis preferidos. Apasionado por conocer un lugar nuevo siempre que sea posible! La cocina y la comida son mi ruta de escape para cualquier ocasión.+ info

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