Natural Sources

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient required by the body for the development and maintenance of scar tissue, blood vessels, and cartilage. Vitamin C is also necessary for creating ATP, dopamine, peptide hormones, and tyrosine. As a powerful antioxidant, vitamin C helps lessen oxidative stress to the body and is thought to lower cancer risk. High vitamin C foods include bell peppers, dark leafy greens, kiwifruit, broccoli, berries, citrus fruits, tomatoes, peas, and papayas. The current DV for vitamin C is 60mg. Below is a list of fruits and vegetables listed in order of highest source of vitamin C.

Alongside are charts that can guide you to ensure you have sufficient intake of Vitamin C daily: Natural Sources – vitamin C – Table 1 – pages 1 to 3

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