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10 Foods Rich in Vitamin C

10 Foods Rich in Vitamin C

Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is naturally present in a number of fruits and vegetables. Above all, it helps to fight against oxidation and strengthen our immune system. However, our body does not know how to synthesize it or store it. It is therefore essential to take it regularly to stay healthy.   

What is vitamin C used for?

This antioxidant vitamin protects against cellular aging. It supports immunity by protecting immune cells from free radicals, and by stimulating the activity and mobility of white blood cells. It allows the synthesis of collagen, therefore the maintenance of the skin, gums, cartilage...

Anti-fatigue, it also contributes to the synthesis of adrenaline and noradrenaline and improves iron absorption. Allied against overweight, it allows the burning of fat and the regulation of blood sugar.

 

In which foods is vitamin C found?

Vitamin C content (in milligrams) per 100 grams of food.

 

Rank

Food

vitamin c content

1

Pencil

190,00 mg

2

raw red pepper

162,00 mg

3

Lemon zest

129,00 mg

4

raw green pepper

120,00 mg

5

Papaya

59,70mg

6

Red cabbage

55,00 mg

7

Squeezed orange juice

53,80mg

8

Lemon

53,00 mg

9

Grapefruit 

42,10 mg

10

Stuffed green olive 

38,60 mg

 

 

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