When most people are under the weather, they reach for NeoCitran or their trusty Vitamin C tablets and echinicia. There are a number of reasons not to use Vitamin C products because of the possible damage they can do to your health; what was once considered to be the norm may well be contributing to the problem. Darlene and I choose the practice of reducing our food intake and increase Vitamin C through fresh fruits in addition to our staple Sunrider Vitafruit. This way we reduce the load on our digestive systems and increase Vitamin C through food. Today happens to be one of those days, so I thought I’d do a little research about vitamin C containing fruit.
Without doing the research and simply going from memory, I’d have to guess Oranges and Kiwi as being the highest.
Here’s what I found out. According to Dr Sears,
Top 7 Fruits For Vitamin C Content
- Guava, 1 medium, 165 mg
- Papaya, 1 cup, 87 mg
- Strawberries, 1 cup, 84 mg
- Kiwi, 1 medium, 74 mg
- Cantaloupe, 1 cup, 68 mg
- Orange, 1 medium, 75 mg
- Grapefruit, half, 42 mg
My Oranges and Kiwi come in at number 4 and 6. Why I didn’t think of grapefruit I don’t know. Guava happens to be the fruit that is highest in Vitamin C.