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Top Ten Vitamin C Dense Foods

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

01. 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.

Top Ten Vitamin C Dense Foods

02. 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

03. 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.

04. Orange (one medium) = 60mg

Oranges are packed with nutrients and fiber. Oranges are rich in potassium, folate, thiamin, vitamin B6, niacin, riboflavin and magnesium. Plus, they are low in sodium. They are portable and make a great on-the-go snack.

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

Broccoli that has been cooked still has 15 percent more vitamin C than an orange and as much calcium as milk.

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

Bell peppers are green when immature but turn red, orange, and yellow or purple when fully ripe. No matter the color, they are good just sliced and eaten raw.

07. Strawberries (one-half cup) 45mg

Just 1-cup of strawberries provide 85 mg of vitamin C and bioflavonoids (which may have anti-cancer properties). One cup of sliced strawberries is a mere 50 calories, making them a fresh choice for snacking.

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

Fresh grapefruit sections from California or Arizona, whether pink, red, or white, have about 85 calories, 1 gram of protein, and about 3 grams of fiber, which can help lower cholesterol and assist with digestion and elimination.

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

Cantaloupe is an antioxidant powerhourse, providing more than 100 percent of the Daily Value for vitamin A, as well as significant amounts of vitamin C, potassium, folate and fiber.

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.