10 Surprising Sources of Vitamin C

The search for vitamin C always starts with citrus – but it shouldn’t end there.

10 Surprising Sources of Vitamin C

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The search for vitamin C always starts with citrus. But it shouldn’t end there. There are loads of fruits and vegetables that can put you well on your way to your daily dose of antioxidant, immune-boosting C.


One large orange, or an 8-ounce glass of orange juice, contains about 100 milligrams (mg) of vitamin C – that’s 130 percent of the daily recommended intake for women over 18. Whether you have trouble tolerating the acidity of citrus or just can’t stomach the thought of chugging another glass of OJ, here are some other tasty options that offer as much C – or more.

Red Pepper

One sweet red pepper: 152 mg of vitamin C (203 percent daily value)

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A: Being persistently hungry can cause big trouble. So can overeating for comfort/pleasure. These two behaviors, say researchers from Baylor University's Children's Nutrition Research Center, are controlled deep within your brain by serotonin-producing neurons, but operate separately from each other — one in the hypothalamus, the other in the midbrain. They both can, however, end up fueling poor nutritional choices and obesity.

Eating for Hunger

When hunger is your motive for eating, the question is: "Does your body know when you've had enough?" Well, if you are overweight, obese or have diabetes you may develop leptin resistance and your "I am full" hormone, leptin, can't do its job. The hormone's signal to your hypothalamus is dampened, and you keep eating.

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