Vitamin C is one of the most important micronutrients for a good, healthy immune system. Here is a list of 5 foods that are easy to find and pack a big dose of this important vitamin.
#1: Strawberries- strawberries are pound for pound one of the best sources of vitamin C around. Even just 4-5 berries a day goes a long way to supplying much needed amounts of vitamin C. Eat them raw or add them to smoothies. Bonus: they are delicious.
#2: Lemons- the first citrus fruit on the list. Lemons are great because they stay fresh a long time and have a nice amount of vitamin C. My favorite way to use fresh lemons is to make honey-lemon tea. Just warm up 12oz of water, add a tablespoon or raw honey and the juice from 1/4- 1/2 of a lemon. I also like to drop the wedge in after juicing.
#3: Broccoli- this cruciferous veggie is loaded with health promoting vitamin C. Probably the best way to enjoy broccoli is to steam it for 5-8 minutes and then season with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice. Salt and pepper to taste!
#4: Kale- another veggie that is packed with vitamin C is kale. I love adding torn up kale leaves to soups like chicken veggie and minestrone. Once cooked the leaves are tender and have a very mild flavor.
#5: Oranges- I bet you were wondering where oranges were? Oranges are a sweet treat that is also loaded with vitamin C. Eat them raw and benefit from this amazing fruits high vitamin C content.
In these interesting times it pays to do anything we can to keep our health and immunity high. I will be posting a series of articles, videos and other information in the coming weeks to help everyone stay healthy.