As you strive to “spring into action” this season by taking better care of your wellness, you may want to look into your Vitamin C intake. Vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid) is a nutrient most widely known for its immune-boosting function, making it a must for common cold treatment and prevention.
However, research shows it can also play a role in iron absorption, collagen production, and disease prevention (including diabetes and cancer). Ready to give your body a boost? This week on the Vibrant Health blog, we’re sharing four ways to get more Vitamin C quickly!
4 Ways to Get More Vitamin C
- Step Up Your Supplements
- Snack on Citrus Fruits
- Incorporate a Rainbow of Veggies into Your Diet
- Make Your Own Acai or Smoothie Bowls
1. Step Up Your Supplements
If you’re thinking about supplementing with Vitamin C, you’ll want to make sure to choose a quality supplement. Our Super Natural C is unique in that it’s sourced from real food — such as amla, wildcrafted Camu-Camu, and acerola berry — for maximum absorption.
This plant-based supplement helps aid in immunity, tissue health, and healthy aging, making it a powerful trifecta. You may consider including Vitamin D3, Immune Defense, or Bacterial Defense for additional immune support into your regime.
2. Snack on Citrus Fruits
When it comes to getting Vitamin C naturally from your diet, citrus fruits are King! Oranges, lemons, grapefruit, and limes are all loaded with this immune-boosting vitamin, oranges coming in at the top of the list with a whopping 70 mg per serving (according to the National Institutes of Health).
Sprinkle citrus fruits into your diet by juicing, squeezing into your water, enjoying as-is for a refreshing snack, or mixing into your marinades and salad dressings (like this Green Vibrance Herb Dressing).
3. Incorporate a Rainbow of Veggies into Your Diet
While citrus fruits are most famous for their Vitamin C content, let’s not forget about veggies too! Your best bet is to include a rainbow of fresh produce in your diet to maximize nutrients.
Bell peppers (particularly red) and cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and brussels sprouts are an excellent way to get your daily dose. Here’s a handy chart to reference Vitamin C content in different produce items.
4. Make Your Own Acai or Smoothie Bowls
April 6th is National Acai Bowl Day, your perfect chance to try your hand at making your own creation. Lucky for you, most fruits — including acai berry — contain a good amount of vitamin C to give you the extra boost you’re craving.
Ready to make your own bowl? You’ll love our Chocolate Acai Smoothie Bowl — made with avocado, banana, frozen berries, acai powder, and Max Vibrance Chocolate to boost your immune system (and satisfy your chocolate cravings). Win, Win! Looking for more recipe inspiration? Here are 20 DIY recipes to craft your own smoothie bowls at home.
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