So I just finished the post “increase your Libido with vitamin C” where I discussed the benefits of consuming a high amount of vitamin C daily and the positive effects it can have on your body and sexual functioning.
Just to quickly brush up on some of the important points mentioned in the previous post
- Vitamin C plays a great role in Nitric Oxide production as Vitamin C converts nitrites to nitric oxide.
- Vitamin C increases Citrulline Levels
- Vitamin C may decreases cortisol levels in high stressed individuals
Here is a list of 10 foods that contain the highest amount of vitamin C which can be purchased from your local supermarket.
10 foods high in vitamin C
100g of chilli peppers Contains 143mh of vitamin C. Capsaicin, the compound that makes chili peppers hot also raises your metabolism and releases feel-good endorphins. Researchers from the University of Buffalo found that capsaicin may also help relieve joint and muscle pain.
One average size orange contains around 69mg of vitamin C. Studies show that the abundance of polyphenols in oranges protects against viral infections. Another unique benefit of oranges is they contain many alkaline minerals that help to balance out the body after they are digested.
Red bell pepper
100g of red bell pepper contains 127mg of vitamin C. The capsaicin in bell peppers has multiple health benefits, studies show that it reduces ‘bad’ cholesterol, controls diabetes, brings relief from pain and eases inflammation.
100g of Kale contains 120mg of vitamin C and is one of the best greens in terms of antioxidant content; With also 133 percent of your daily vitamin A intake, kale has more of this vitamin than any other leafy green.
100g of Broccoli contains 89mg of vitamin C or one whole bunch of broccoli approx 608g contains 542mg of vitamin C. Broccoli is also a great source of fiber, Plus research shows broccoli may have cancer-preventing properties
100g of Papaya Contains 60mg of vitamins C. Papaya also happens to be rich in the enzyme called arginine that stimulates blood flow in the male reproductive organ making a great food to improve your sexual health.
100g of strawberries contains 58mg of vitamin C. You’ll also get a high amount of fiber and antioxidants with this fruit.
100g of Cauliflower contains 48mg of vitamin C and is also high in fiber and protein. Cauliflower also contains glucoraphanin, which is believed to help protect your stomach lining from bacteria.
100g of pineapple contains 48mg of vitamin C. Pineapple also contains bromelain, a digestive enzyme that helps break down food and reduce bloating. Bromelain also acts as a natural anti-inflammatory that can help you recover faster after a tough workout.
There is 64mg of vitamin C in one fruit of Kiwi fruit and did you know when you eat a kiwi, you’ll also receive as much potassium as you would from a banana.
So as you can see there are many sources of nutritional options high in vitamin C and ideally, you shouldn’t need supplements to reach the recommended of a minimum intake of 1000mg of vitamin C a day.
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