Here are 8 ways to add Vitamin C to your diet…
- Eat more citrus fruits
- Drink more lemon juice
- Eat more peppers
- Eat more Brussels sprouts
- Drink more of a Vitamin C smoothie
- Eat more broccoli
- Eat more spinach
- Eat more tomato
Eat more citrus fruits
No matter how many times you’ve heard how healthy fruits and vegetables are, you still go a day or a week without them. Turn this around, make it a habit and see Vitamin C work its magic. A balance of citrus fruits like lemons, oranges, grapefruit, kiwi and green vegetables like spinach, cauliflower, green peas in your meal plan should help you achieve the optimum daily requirement of Vitamin C.
Drink more lemon juice
Change the idea of having shots only at the bar. After lunch, slice a lemon, squeeze it into a shot glass, add a little water, countdown from 3 and drink! This aides digestion and adds to your daily Vitamin C consumption as well.
Eat more peppers
Who doesn’t like colour added to their food? The easiest way to do this? Yellow, green and red bell peppers that not only make food look happy but add a tangy taste too. Among these, yellow peppers have the highest amount of Vitamin C—about 341 mg which is almost three times your daily requirement.
Eat more Brussels sprouts
Brussels sprouts might as well be called a super food. Apart from being rich in manganese, iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K and folate, they are also an excellent reserve of Vitamin C! So don’t think twice about sprinkling them on your salad or having them mashed in a sandwich.
Drink more of a Vitamin C smoothie
If you think you have a flu coming on, here’s what you can do. Make yourself the ultimate flu-fighting ginger-papaya smoothie by blending papaya, pineapple, berries of some kind and ginger. Loaded with a whole lotta goodness, its main ingredient, papaya, is packed with Vitamin C and makes for a super effective immunity booster.
Eat more broccoli
Did you know that broccoli is one of the healthiest green veggies? It’s high on fibre, Vitamin C, iron and potassium and the fact that it takes less than a few minutes to cook makes it even more reason for you to add it to your diet. We love it steamed or stir fried (with olive oil, of course) and some basic salt and pepper seasoning.
Eat more spinach
Popeye has always been the poster boy for spinach, a key takeaway that we only realized as adults, of course. This leafy green is a low-calorie package that’s loaded with Vitamin C and iron! A bowl full of spinach soup or a helping of palak paneer at lunch or dinner would do a good job of offering you around 47% of your daily requirement of Vitamin C.
Eat more tomato
Tomatoes are one of the best items you can add to your diet, mainly because they are rich in Vitamin C. Have them in a salad or better still, a tomato and basil soup if you want to up the nutrition quotient.
Apart from its obvious immunity boosting benefits, Vitamin C is also a major stress buster.