Kids are back to school and the sniffling, sneezing and coughing has begun already! Take heart, help is on the way!
There are a few easy things you can do to quickly beef up your immunity and lose that spring cold. Firstly, take some extra vitamin C. Then eat foods with lots of vitamin C. Here are your top ten choices and the amount of vitamin C they provide:
Red and Green Hot Chili Peppers. Green chilies provide more vitamin C than any other food with 182 mg in a half cup chopped, and 109 mg in a single green chili pepper. Red chilies provide 108 mg per half cup chopped, and 65 mg per pepper. You can add them to soups, stews and salads.
Guavas come in second with 377 mg per cup, and 126 mg per fruit. Add one to your smoothie!
Yellow Bell peppers provide 341 mg per pepper, and 95 mg in 10 sliced strips.
Kiwi fruits are delicious and make a great addition to any fruit salad or dessert. They provide us with 164 mg per cup, 84 mg per fruit.
The one we all know and love, Oranges, provide 98 mg per cup, and 83 mg per orange. Clementines or tangerines provide 36 mg (60% RDA) per fruit.
Strawberries also provide 98 mg per cup of slices, and 11 mg in a single large strawberry.
Papaya provides 87 mg per cup cubed, and 188 mg in a medium sized papaya.
Broccoli provides 81 mg per cup chopped.
Kale provides 80 mg per cup of chopped. In case you missed it, here’s a link to a fabulous recipe for Raw Kale.
And last but not least, raw Brussels sprouts provide 75mg per cup, 16 mg per sprout.
Best of Health,