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National Vitamin C Day

Celebrate today by enjoying some of your favorite foods that are high in Vitamin C!

Vitamin C Benefits (1):

  • Fights the common cold (by helping prevent more serious complications)

  • Improves immune system

  • Contains antioxidants that protect against free radical damage that can lead to heart & eye disease, arthritis, & cancer

  • Important for prenatal health

  • Skin (research has found links between nutrition intake and skin aging). Higher vitamin C intakes were associated with a better skin-aging appearance, with a lower likelihood of wrinkles, and dry skin. Some topical treatments w/ vitamin C have also been known to reduce wrinkles.

  • Repairs all body tissues; aides in the formation of collagen, absorption of iron, the healing of wounds

  • Maintenance of cartilage, bones, & teeth

Foods high in Vitamin C (1, 2):

  • Guava

  • Oranges

  • Strawberries

  • Papaya

  • Pineapple

  • Kiwi

  • Mango

  • Cantaloupe

  • Lemon

  • White Grapefruit

  • Cauliflower

  • Gree or Red Sweet Peppers

  • Broccoli

  • Potato

  • Brussel Sprouts

  • Tomato Juice*

  • Orange Juice

  • Grapefruit Juice


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