Ramadhan: Shower Your Immune System with Vitamin C

TIMESINDONESIA, JAKARTA – Vitamin C has been known as the best source to boost your immune system. Ramadhan force you to consume more vitamin C to keep you healthy.

You could add Vitamin C on your daily diet. Your body needs approximately 90 mg of vitamin C each day. Taken from Hello Segar here are several foods high in vitamin C that you could add to your diet.

1. Guava

This tropical fruit is known to be a good source of vitamin C. A single guava contains 126 mg of vitamin C, or 140% of recommended daily intake. It’s particularly rich in the antioxidant lycopene.

2. Apple

One apple provides roughly 10 percent of your daily recommended allowance for vitamin C. A raw apple, weighing 138 grams with skin, provides 6. 3 milligrams of vitamin C.

3. Papaya

One cup (145 grams) of papaya provides 87 mg of vitamin C, or 97% of the RDI. Vitamin C also aids memory and has potent anti-inflammatory effects in your brain.

4. Strawberries

One cup of strawberry halves (152 grams) provides 89 mg of vitamin C, or 99% of recommended daily intake. Strawberries contain a diverse and potent mix of vitamin C, manganese, flavonoids, folate and other beneficial antioxidants.

5. Broccoli

A bowl of raw broccoli contain 80 mg of vitamin C whereas one-half cup of cooked broccoli provides 50 mg of vitamin C, or 57% of the RDI.

5. Orange or pingai

One whole raw lemon, including its peel, provides 83 mg of vitamin C, or 92% of the RDI. It could also processed as lemonade, juice, and else. There will be at least 125 mg of vitamin C in a cup of orange juice.

6. Cauliflower

One cup of chopped raw cauliflower is loaded with vitamin C which fulfill 77 percent of your body RDI. It helps prevent cellular damage, aids iron absorption and reduces cholesterol.

7. Pumpkin

Pumpkins contain a wealth of antioxidants. Vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta carotene support eye health and prevent degenerative damage in older adults. It links to a significantly reduced risk of age-related macular degeneration. A cup of 100 gram pumpkin contain 23 mg of vitamin C.

8. Peppers

The amount you will get from a pepper depends on several factors including the pepper’s type and its ripeness. Depending on the pepper, you might get anywhere from 100 mg per one-cup serving to 190 mg of vitamin C.

What do you think? Still hesitate to add this food on your diet and to get some vitamin C to boost your immune system during Ramadhan? (*)