Vitamin C is an antioxidant, helps immune function and is excellent for your skin, along with a whole host of other benefits. It’s recommended that adults need at least 40mg of vitamin C every day, as vitamin C can’t be stored in the body. While some use supplements to top up their vitamin c intake, you should be able to get all you need from your diet. Here are seven foods to help you keep up on your vitamin C intake.
The typical choice for vitamin c, oranges, contain 53mg per 100g.
Probably most people’s favourite vegetable, and for a good reason. Broccoli contains about 90mg per 100g.
Delicious in sweet and savoury dishes, one lemon can deliver 83mg of vitamin c. Adding lemon juice to things is a great way to add fresh zest to meals.
The true taste of summer and Wimbledon, 100g of strawberries provides 59mg of vitamin c. Go easy on the cream, though.
With a whopping 120mg of vitamin c per 100g, there’s a reason people see kale as a ‘superfood’. It’s packed full of good stuff and known for its antioxidant properties.
Well known for their antioxidant content, 100g of blueberries contain roughly 10mg of vitamin c along with a whole host of other vitamins.
If you thought the kale was impressive, 100g of green chilli could provide 242mg of vitamin c. Ok, so you’re unlikely to eat that much, but one red chilli offers 65mg vitamin c.