Monday, March 10, 2008

Foods Rich in Vitamin C

So important during those cold/flu season winter months! Vitamin C also helps your body absorb iron more efficiently, so pair these foods with your iron sources to maximize their impact. Information is taken largely from the appendices to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Below are some of the more kid-friendly sources (or sources you can sneak into things like spaghetti sauce!):
  • Bell peppers
  • Citrus (oranges and grapefruits are the easiest)
  • Strawberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Broccoli
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Cauliflower (who knew that white veggie was hiding Vitamin C!)
  • Mangoes
  • Papaya
  • Tomato products, including juices such as V8

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