Since childhood, we are assured that lemons contain large amounts of vitamin C and are extremely beneficial to health. In this issue, we will tell you if this is true and which products are more useful than lemon.
To begin with, ascorbic acid, also known as vitamin C, is an excellent antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals that negatively affect human well-being. In addition, it helps the body to eliminate toxins, absorb calcium and improves metabolism. At the same time, vitamin C is absolutely useless during a cold, but can serve as an excellent prophylactic against it – i.e. regular intake of this vitamin reduces the likelihood that you will fall ill. It will be important to remember that the recommended dose for an adult is about 70 milligrams per day, and the maximum should not exceed 2-2.5 grams. Overdose may cause digestive problems, allergies and even kidney stones.
In the ideal case, 100 grams of the fruit of this plant contains about 40 milligrams of vitamin C, and this is on the condition that it has just been broken. Even cauliflower contains 30 milligrams more, and dill more than twice. Apples that grow in Russia are also rich in vitamins. Here, in addition to 165 milligrams of ascorbic acid, there are important minerals, such as magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, and a huge amount of iron.
From the useful vegetables should be allocated green pepper, which contains a decent portion of fiber for your intestines and 150 milligrams of vitamin C. And if we talk about red bell pepper, then there it is even more, and besides also lycopene, reducing the risk of cancer . Also, it is worth noting broccoli, which are easily digested by the stomach, unlike the same white cabbage, and contain 135 milligrams of ascorbic acid per 100 grams and have incredible properties of removing carcinogens from the body.
In conclusion, we would like to say about the record holder for the amount of vitamin C. Rosehip grows almost throughout the entire territory of our country, and therefore it is easily found both in fresh and in dry form. Incredibly, freshly harvested fruits contain up to 650 milligrams of ascorbic acid, and if they are dried, even more than that – as many as 1200. Therefore, be careful with this plant, it should be consumed in limited quantities in order to avoid strong allergic reactions.