Vitamin C or L-ascorbic acid, or simply ascorbate (the anion of ascorbic acid), is an essential nutrient for humans and certain other animal species. It is a water-soluble vitamin that is necessary for normal growth and development.
Foods and Drinks that contain Vitamin C
Oranges, Lemons, Limes and other citrus fruits.
Red Bell Pepper, A cup of chopped red bell pepper contains nearly three times more vitamin C than an orange.
Green Bell Pepper, Kale, Broccoli and more.
The Perks of Vitamin C
"Vitamin C has received a great deal of attention, and with good reason. Higher blood levels of vitamin C may be the ideal nutrition marker for overall health," says study researcher Mark Moyad, MD, MPH, of the University of Michigan. "The more we study vitamin C, the better our understanding of how diverse it is in protecting our health, from cardiovascular, cancer, stroke, eye health [and] immunity to living longer."