Vitamin C has long been associated with helping stave off colds and flu; that’s no accident. Vitamin C supports a strong immune system, yet your body cannot make vitamin C on its own; that’s why you have to get it from food and/or supplements.
Colorful foods like papaya, bell peppers, strawberries, broccoli, lemons, oranges, pineapple, Brussel sprouts, kiwi, and kale are all good sources of vitamin C. Even cauliflower, although not as bright a color, is a good source of the vitamin!
Daily dosages vary from person to person but generally, at least 1,000 mg daily and no more than 10,000 mg daily can be used.
Not getting enough vitamin C? If you have low energy and chronic fatigue, frequent colds or infections, or have wounds that are slow to heal, it may be a sign that you need more vitamin C in your diet. Abdominal bloating, gas, and loose stools, could be a sign that you’re taking in too much.
Want to add more vitamin C into your diet? Try making a morning omelet with colorful peppers and broccoli included. Cut peppers into strips and dip them in hummus. Add strawberries to your morning smoothie or boost their antioxidant properties by eating them with a few pieces of good quality dark chocolate; so indulgent!
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