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Friday Feature: Vitamin C-Rich Foods

By November 11, 2011June 20th, 20222 Comments

We are in the midst of cold and flu season and need to equip ourselves BEFORE we get hit with a virus. Last week I gave you some immune-boosting foods that I eat that have kept me from getting colds. Though several vitamins and minerals work to keep our immune system strong, Vitamin C is one of the main nutrients that work to prevent and rid us of colds. Today I share with you those Vitamin C-rich foods—in addition to the citrus fruits we all know about— that are in my diet and a few that I have yet to incorporate:

My regular complements:
1. Cucumbers
2. Berries
3. Grapes
4. Melons
5. Mango
6. Pears
7. Broccoli
8. Spinach
9. Kale
10. Collards
11. Cabbage (and lookalikes, such as Brussels sprouts)
12. White and sweet potatoes
13. Tomatoes
14. Bell peppers (green, yellow and red)

My ‘yet to’ complements:
15. Kiwi
16. Chestnuts
17. Acorn squash
18. Butternut squash
19. Pineapple
20. Papaya

Of course each of these foods has other beneficial properties. That’s just how deep our God is. He created one food that offers us several things that we need. For this reason, it’s best to get our vitamins and minerals from foods. Eating a variety of foods ensures we get our daily requirements that otherwise only a micro-pharmacy in our cabinet could provide. I know most of us don’t have the time, money or space to shelve dozens of supplements. I’m not saying supplements are bad. I take some myself, but they should be SUPPLEMENTS, not SUBSTITUTES to good nutrition.


  • Diane Shiffer says:

    I just wanted to pop on over here (from (In)Courage)  to thank you for your kind responses to my posts on the prayer thread:) And to let you know that I’ll be continuing in prayer for your potential book deal. Publishing a book is a little dream of my own, so I have some little sense of what you might be going through. May you move forward with His power and in His will!

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