5 Foods Loaded with Vitamin C

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.

Austin EricksonAbout the Author

Dr. Austin Erickson is a chiropractor with offices in Glenwood City and the 4 Corners near New Richmond, Wisconsin. He is an expert at combining chiropractic treatment with nutritional advice to achieve excellent results. He has cured himself of psoriasis and autoimmune related arthritis using his protocols. Connect with him on Twitter and Google+

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