Today we celebrate one of the most important vitamins for human health. That is, Vitamin C. We’ve all heard about it, but not all of us actually know how important it is, and where to source it from. Before we get into foods that are high in Vitamin C, let’s see how people perceived it a few centuries ago.
The importance of Vitamin C has been observed since the times of Hippocrates, but it was not until the beginning of the 19th century when Sir Thomas Barlow associated the lack of Vitamin C with scurvy. Scurvy killed more British sailors at sea back then, than all pirate attacks combined.
Today we know that Vitamin C is anti-inflammatory, it helps boost the immune system and fight against pathogens, and a high dosage of this miraculous vitamin can also fight against chronic illness or symptoms.
Foods That Are High in Vitamin C
The guideline is this: all fresh fruits and veggies contain a certain amount of Vitamin C, so you can’t go wrong with that. Here are foods that have the highest amount of Vitamin C:
- Rosehips (the most bioidentical form of Vitamin C, thus the most usable form for our bodies)
How to Celebrate Vitamin C Day
Here are a few ideas to celebrate this beautiful day dedicated to health:
- Drinking 16oz of straight fennel juice on an empty stomach
- Squeeze a few oranges and enjoy a delicious fresh orange juice
- Make a fruit salad with kiwis, oranges, tangerines, and bananas
- Snack on cherry tomatoes and broccoli throughout the day
- Buy a sugar-free organic rosehips jam to your healthy pantry.
Vitamin C is essential for our good health, but the body does not naturally produce it. However, its implications for our overall health are tremendous, including the good absorption of iron in the body. Take this day to do more research on how to include more Vitamin C in your diet and the amazing benefits it brings. Happy Vitamin C Day!