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6 Foods That Have More Vitamin C Than Oranges

Vitamin C, medically known as ascorbic acid, is an essential water-soluble nutrient found in various different food sources. Vitamin C has many important jobs within the body such as developing and maintaining blood vessels, cartilage and even scar tissue when your body is injured. It also helps combat free radical damage (oxidation) as well as produce dopamine, tyrosine and other essential hormones. For most healthy adults, the recommended vitamin C intake is about 65 mg daily.

ORANGE You Glad There Are Other Vitamin C Rich Foods?

Many people turn to supplements to get their recommended daily value (DV), but it is often healthier to obtain vitamin and nutrient DVs naturally. So, are oranges your only option? Well, even though the term ‘vitamin C’, makes most people think of oranges as the ultimate be-all-end-all, there are actually many other foods out there that are even higher in vitamin C. This is great news for those who aren’t citrus fanatics. Let’s take a look at some of the front runners in the vitamin C race:

* For reference, a medium orange contains almost 70mg of vitamin C.

  1. 1 cup of Guava: a whopping 377mg per cup (over 3 oranges worth of vitamin C)!
  2. 100g of Yellow bell peppers: over 300% of your vitamin C DV.
  3. 1 cup of Kale: more than 80mg.
  4. 1 cup of Broccoli: over 135% of your vitamin C DV!
  5. 1 Kiwi: 107% of your vitamin C DV.
  6. 1 cup Strawberries: over 160% of your DV.

Papaya, Brussels Sprouts, pineapple and cauliflower are also rich in vitamin C! So you have many choices aside from oranges to help reach your recommended intake!

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Do You Know The Scary Nutritional Facts of These Common Snacks?

We all love our comfort snacks like chips, donuts and soda, but did you ever stop to think about what is really in your favorite fatty snack? These items are nicknamed ‘junk food’ for a reason! To test your knowledge, try these questions before scrolling down to see the answers. No peeking!

  1. One can of coke contains:
    a) 5.5 teaspoons of sugar
    b) 22 teaspoons of sugar
    c) 9.5 teaspoons of sugar
  2. One regular beer contains:
    a) 120 calories
    b) 150 calories
    c) 97 calories
  3. One medium bowl of potato chips contains:
    a) 14 grams of fat
    b) 30 grams of fat
    c) 20 grams of fat
  4. A breakfast muffin contains:
    a) Over 400 calories
    b) 135 calories
    c) 315 calories
  5. One regular milk chocolate bar contains:
    a) 38 grams of sugar
    b) 22 grams of sugar
    c) 12 grams of sugar
  6. A medium fast food fries contain:
    a) Over 400 calories
    b) Under 260 calories
    c) 320 calories
  7. How much fat is in one chocolate dip donut?
    a) 25 grams
    b) 50 grams
    c) 10 grams
  8. How much sodium is in one medium plate of nachos with cheese?
    a) 450 mg
    b) 600 mg
    c) 800 mg




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  1. C. 1 can of coke 9.5 teaspoons of sugar (22 grams). According to the American Heart Society, that is nearly woman’s whole daily sugar allowance (25 grams)!
  2. B. 1 regular beer contains over 150 calories.
  3. C. Nearly 20 grams of fat in a regular-sized bowl of potato chips.
  4. A. Over 400 calories in breakfast muffin.
  5. B. There is over 22 grams of sugar in a regular milk chocolate bar.
  6. A. 340-400 calories in medium fast food fries.
  7. A. There is 25 grams of fat in 1 chocolate covered donut.
  8. C. Nearly 800 grams of sodium in medium sized plate of nachos with cheese! That is more than a third of your daily allowance!

There you go! Enough incentive to reach for a peach instead of a donut? Check out some our healthier snacks ideas! Thanks for visiting DocChat! Stay healthy and happy!