Thursday, December 1, 2011

VITAMIN C FOODS

Studies have found that vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and one of the most potent in warding off atherosclerosis (clogged and stiffened arteries).  Following is a list (in order) of some of the foods that are the highest in this potent antioxidant, vitamin C:
  • Bell peppers, red and green
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cauliflower
  • Strawberries
  • Spinach
  • Oranges
  • Cabbage
  • Grapefruit
  • Cantaloupe
Interesting isn't it?  Look at all the green vegetables ahead of Oranges.  Most of us tend to think of oranges as so high in Vitamin C.  Actually, bell peppers have 128 mg of vitamin C per 3.5 ounces while oranges have only 50!  Your mother was right! Eat your vegetables.

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