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Top Ten Vitamin C Dense Foods

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A list of the top ten foods most dense in healthful vitamin C. Vitamin C plays many positive roles in our overall health.

1. Sweet red pepper - one-half cup raw = 95mg

A study of ten different vegetables, published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, found that red bell peppers have the highest total antioxidant activity of those studied.

Sweet red pepper number one in the Top Ten Vitamin C Dense Foods

2. Papaya - one-half medium = 95mg

Papaya also contains the digestive enzyme papain, which helps your body break down and digest proteins. It is also used to tenderize meat.

Fresh papaya

Fruits and Vegetables

3. Orange juice from concentrate (3/4 cup) = 75mg

Orange juice is the most nutrient-packed fruit juice -- a nutrition powerhouse in a glass! One eight-ounce serving provides 110 calories and contains all the vitamin C you need in a day. It's also a good source of potassium, folate and thiamin.

4. Orange (one medium) = 60mg

5. Broccoli (one-half cup cooked) = 60mg

6. Green bell pepper (one-half cup raw) = 45mg

7. Strawberries (one-half cup) 45mg

8. White grapefruit (one-half medium) = 40mg

9. Cantaloupe (one-half cup) = 35mg

10. Tomato juice (3/4 cup) = 35mg

Amla Fruit

Fresh Amla Fruit Amla Fruit or Emblic Fruit (Amalaki) is one of the most useful Ayurvedic medicines, and a strong rejuvenative. It is an exceptionally rich source of vitamin C. In fact, it contains 20 times more vitamin C than an orange.

Alma fruit is also known as Indian gooseberry. Alma fruit is sour and bitter in addition to being quite fibrous. They taste sweeter with a dash of salt and a sip of water.

Amla is used for a wide variety of conditions involving the digestive tract and its organs. It is the prime general herb for the eyes, and is said to treat premature gray hair. Amla is the basis for the famous Ayurvedic rejuvenative jam, chyavanprash.

Amla fruit the is used in a widely used herbal remedy with triphala. Triphala is said to help with digestion, weight loss and inflammation. But take note triphala may trigger gastrointestinal side effects such as gas, stomach upset, and diarrhea. If you can, stick to tryimg amla fruit on its own.

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