21 Best Fruits and Vegetables for Vitamin C Source

Vitamin C molecule from Wikipedia by Benjah-bmm27.Have you ever wondered what fruit, vegetable, or herb contains the most of Vitamin C? I did, and that is why I put together this article for people like me. For instance, when I go to the store it would be really nice to know what natural source of food contains the most of Vitamin C.

Why Vitamin C you might say? Well I’m glad you asked. If you haven’t heard yet, but Vitamin C benefits our body’s health in these kinds of ways:

– Improves wound healing
– Prevents cells from damages
– Improves gums health
– Improves teeth health
– Improves Immune System
– Protects from free radicals
– Reduces Aging
– Lowers Risks of some Cancers
– Improves Iron absorption
– Improves Lung health
– Prevents from frequent colds
– Protects from frequent infections

So, was that a good enough reasons for you to consider taking more of Vitamin C? Well then, below is the list you’ve been waiting for, the list of 21 Best Fruits, Herbs, and Vegetables for Vitamin C Source. Also just so you know, 100 Grams of each of these Fruits or Vegetables equals to its percentage of Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet, and your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: Continue reading

Acerola Nutrients and Benefits

acerolaI really like this particular post about this particular fruit. I don’t even think that it should be called any other name then Extreme Amount of Vitamin C. The real name for this very awesome small fruit is Acerola. So far and as far as I know this cute little fruit contains the most amount of vitamin C in it then any other fruit in the world. In fact, just one whole Raw Acerola Fruit (weighs about 5 grams) contains about 133% of Daily Value per one serving, and just one cup of Raw Acerola fruits (weighs about 98 grams) contains about 2740% of Daily Value per one serving. Now, is that insane or what, no, it is awesome dudes. The only bad part about this fruit is that you don’t even hear about it in the USA and I haven’t seen it in stores. If you want to be able to get this Acerola fruits constantly then you need to be somewhere around the places where people can grow them, and that is in India, Brazil, Bahia, Peru, Mexico, Caribean, and maybe in southern Texas USA. Other names that you could hear people reffering to this fruit are like Malpighia Glabra, Barbados Cherry, West Indian Cherry, and Wild Crapemyrtle. People say that Acerola tastes sweet and at the same time sour too. Sometimes you could get a nice sweet one, but the ones that taste more sour it leave your mouth with a more tarty taste. The Size of Acerola fruit is about the size of a nice large Cherry. The Acerola fruit or berry (some people refer to it as a berry) grows on a small tree or a fruit shrub. Here is the full list of Nutrients in about a cup of Raw Acerola Fruits:
– Vitamin A
– Vitamin B1, Thiamin
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin
– Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
– Vitamin B9, Folate
– Vitamin C (EXTREME amount)
– Calcium
– Iron
– Magnesium
– Phosphorus
– Potassium
– Zinc
– Copper
– Selenium
– Protein
– Calories
– Carbohydrates
– Dietary Fiber
– Natural Fats

The List of benefits is not too big because only Vitamin C is extremely high in this Acerola Fruit and the rest of the nutrients are in extremely low amounts, but either way here is the list of benefits for Acerola Fruit:
– Improves Healing of Wounds
– Protects from Frequent Colds
– Protects from Frequent Infections
– Lowers chance of Lung Problems
– Protects from Free Radicals
– Reduces Chances of Many Cancers
– Improves Eyesight
– Fights Viral infections
– Reduces Chances of Vision Loss
– Reduces Chances of Constipation
– Improves Blood circulation
– Supports Bone health
– Relaxes Nerves
– Relaxes Muscles
– Supports Normal Function of Thyroid Gland
– Improves Cholesterol Levels

Pomegranates Nutrients and Benefits

pomegranateA Pomegranate Fruit is very healthy for you and your family. You should definitely try eating them regularly too just like many other fruits and vegetables. It may be hard to peel and eat them but it sure is worth it. Here is what the Pomegranate fruit with it’s seeds can do for you…

– helps prevent prostate cancer
– improves digestion
– decreases kidney disorders
– improves vision
– kills and prevents from intestinal worms
– protects from skin cancer
– improves oral health
– treats Jaundice (A yellowish color of the skin and the white portion in the eyes)
– improves your heart
– fights Osteoarthritis
– Lowers Cholesterol
– Lowers Blood Pressure
– improves newborns brains
– fights breast cancer

and here is the list of important details of this fruit…

– Vitamin A
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin B
– Vitamin E
– Iron
– Potassium
– Fiber
– Carbohydrate
– Antioxidants
– Folic Acid
– Niacin

Watermelons Nutrients and Benefits

watermelonHere is some good to know information about the watermelons. Make sure when you pick a watermelon in the store or on the farm or at some kind of a market, make sure that you choose fully ripened watermelon, because there was bunch of research and it was conducted that fully ripened fruits that are close to being spoiled are much higher in antioxidants then the early picked fruits. When choosing which one to take home with you, try choosing the one with a deeper color and if you choose the whole and uncut one then there has to be a yellow spot on one of the sides, that is the side it was laying on, if there is no yellow spot then the watermelon was picked to early. Also, the less of white lines on top of the green deep color the better. Not only do they taste good but they also are pretty healthy. The Nutrients in Watermelon are:
– Vitamin A
– Vitamin B1
– Vitamin B2
– Vitamin B3
– Vitamin B6
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin E
– Calcium
– Magnesium
– Potassium
– Phosphorus
– Water
– Carbohydrates
– Natural Sugar

The Benefits of Watermelons are:
– cleanses intenstines
– cleanses stomach
– Protects from asthma
– Protects from atherosclerosis
– Protects from diabetes
– Protects from colon cancer
– Protects from arthritis

Well, I think that’s enough for now, enjoy your fresh juicy watermelon :)

Also, if you would like to read an Updated article about Watermelons, then go here to the article called Watermelon Nutrients and Health Benefits.

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Oranges Nutrients and Benefits

orangesAn Orange is more healthy than many people think, it’s not just Vitamin C in it there is a lot more to it. A normal medium sized orange contains good natural stuff like:
– Carbohydrates
– Natural Sugars
– Dietary fiber
– Fat
– Protein
– Vitamin A
– Vitamin B1, thiamin
– Vitamin B2, riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, niacin
– Vitamin B5, pantothenic acid
– Vitamin B6
– Vitamin B9
– Folate
– Vitamin C (large amount)
– Vitamin E
– Vitamin K
– Calcium
– Copper
– Iron
– Magnesium
– Phosphorus
– Potassium
– Zinc
– Organic Acids
– Citric Acid
– Malic Acid

Also, an orange has these awesome benefits:
– cancer prevention
– healthy blood circulation
– wound healing
– preventing birth defects
– fighting heart disease
– fighting age-related diseases

The Orange juice is good but the actual orange is even better. You’ll find lots of articles that say the same thing only in like 1000 or more words but I like to find useful information like this fast and easy to read and understand. So, now that you know what an actual orange contains in itself go ahead and enjoy it.

Apple Nutrients and Benefits

appleWe are used to see apples in stores just like any other fruits, some are amazingly shiny and cheap but the Organic ones are usually expensive and honed looking. You probably heard the saying “Eat an apple a day to keep the doctor away”, well… You really should an apple a day to keep the doctors and diseases away, because it really is true, an apple does have important daily vitamins in it. A normal medium sized apple contains these kind of vitamins:
– vitamin B1 – thiamin
– vitamin B2 – riboflavin
– vitamin B3 – niacin
– vitamin B5 – pantothenic acid
– vitamin B6
– vitamin B9 – folate
– vitamin C
– calcium
– iron
– magnesium
– phosphorus
– potassium
– Amino Acids
– Organic Acids
– Citric Acid
– Malic Acid

I don’t know about you but to me that looks awesome. An apple has the right kind of Vitamins and Minerals to provide us with these benefits:
– Protect from Alzheimers Disease
– Protect from Parkinson disease
– Protect from prostrate cancer
– Protect from heart diseases
– Protect from diabetes
– Protect from plaque buildup in the arteries

And scientists still finding out more and more benefits from an apple today. So, yeah, I really recommend for everyone to start eating Organic Apples without peeling them and eat the seeds too but spit out the shells from the seeds, and if you buy non-Organic apples then you better peel the skin from them because the shiny wax on them is very bad for your body.

Also, if you would like to read an Updated article about Apples, then go here to the article called Apples Nutrients and Health Benefits.