Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Vitamin C is a known powerful antioxidant and it is one of the most potent in warding off clogged and stiffened arteries known as atherosclerosis.  But you may not know that oranges are way down the list of foods high in vitamin C.  Would you believe the first on the list, bell peppers, have 128 mg of vitamin C per 3.5-ounces while oranges have only 50 mg? Remember what your mother told you, "Eat your vegetables!" The following is a list in order of some of the foods that are the highest in this potent antioxidant.

  • Bell peppers, green and red
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cauliflower
  • Strawberries
  • Spinach
  • Oranges
  • Cabbage
  • Grapefruit 
  • Cantaloupe

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