Are you looking to get some more vitamin C into your diet? Juicing is a great way to streamline plenty of this vital nutrient right into your body!
When juicing, vitamins and other nutrients are immediately available for absorption. This makes it an extremely efficient way of ensuring that you’re getting the nutrition, such as vitamin C, that your body craves.
Some Benefits of Vitamin C
Vitamin C comes with many health benefits and included among them are that it improves the immune system, aids growth and repairs tissues throughout the body, prevents cancer, protects cells from free radical damage, along with other nutrients helps to slow the progression of advanced age-related macular degeneration, may shorten the amount of time that someone is sick and lessen the symptoms, is associated with a lower likelihood of a wrinkled appearance; dryness of the skin; and a better skin-aging appearance, reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, and more!
Another benefit of vitamin C, that I wanted to especially highlight, is that it helps your body to absorb more of the kind of iron that’s found in vegetables and fruit.
Vitamin C Deficiency
First off, smoking cigarettes can lower the amount of vitamin C inside of your body. So, if you smoke, it is suggested that you either quit or increase your uptake of vitamin C.
How Much Vitamin C Each Day Is Enough?
The recommended dietary reference intake for vitamin C is 65 to 90 milligrams (mg) a day. The upper limit is 2,000 mg a day, and taking too much over a long period of time may possibly cause side effects.
There are lots of mixed opinions about the side effects of too much vitamin C, and this is because vitamin C is water soluble and flushes out of the body when you urinate. Many believe that you don’t have to worry about any side effects because of this.
Dr. Michael Roizen, MD, stated that, “it washes out of your body when you urinate. Therefore, it is important to get several doses of vitamin C a day. To get enough vitamin C, I recommend taking at least two, usually three, doses of vitamin C daily.” He goes on to talk about how he mixes supplementation with juice each day to get over 1000 mg of vitamin C.
Vegetable and Fruit Juices That Contain High Amounts Of This Essential Nutrient
Depending on their efficiency, juicers can extract anywhere between 50%-90% of the nutrition that’s found in vegetables and fruits. This can give you an idea of what you may find in your juice. Some cheaper centrifugal juicers provide the lower amount of this range while a juicer in combination with a juice press may provide the top end of this range.
Some of the nutritional information for these by cups of juice could be found while some of these could only be found by cup of the raw vegetable or fruit itself. For example, broccoli nutrition was easy to find while finding legit sourced nutritional information for broccoli juice was next to impossible.
I listed these by amount of juice where I could and then by amount per cup for the others. The main point of this article is to show you the best vegetable and fruit juice sources of vitamin C, and that is what’s here.
Ok, enough out of me. Here we go!
- Red, Sweet, (Bell) Peppers: 1 cup of chopped red, sweet, peppers contains 190.3 mg of vitamin C.
- Kiwi: 1 cup of sliced kiwi contains 166.9 mg of vitamin C.
- Orange Juice: 1 cup of fresh squeezed orange juice contains 124 mg of vitamin C.
- Strawberries: 1 cup of sliced strawberries contain 97.6 mg of vitamin C.
- Lemon Juice: 1 cup of lemon juice contains 94.4 mg of vitamin C.
- Grapefruit juice, Pink, Raw: 1 cup of raw, pink grapefruit juice contains 93.9 mg of vitamin C.
- Papaya: 1 cup of papaya pieces contains 88.3 mg of vitamin C.
- Green, Sweet, (Bell) Peppers: 1 cup of chopped green, sweet, peppers contains 74 mg of vitamin C.
- Lime Juice: 1 cup of lime juice contains 72.6 mg of vitamin C.
- Mango: 1 cup of mango pieces contains 60.1 mg of vitamin C.
- Cantaloupe: 1 cup of cantaloupe cubes contains 58.7 mg of vitamin C.
- Broccoli: 1 cup of chopped broccoli contains 81.2 mg of vitamin C.
- Kale: 1 cup of chopped kale contains 80.4 mg of vitamin C.
- Brussels Sprouts: 1 cup of brussels sprouts contains 74.8 mg of vitamin C.
- Cauliflower: 1 cup of chopped cauliflower contains 51.6 mg of Vitamin C.
We have over 240 juice recipes right here on our site, and many of them use one or more of the ingredients listed above.
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