The best list of foods for scurvy sufferers

Sweet red bell peppers contain a very high vitamin C nutrition fact

A healthy diet should include plenty of foods high in Vitamin C, a diet for scurvy sufferers should double vitamin C source, as scurvy is a disease resulting from a deficiency of vitamin C.

Vitamin C is known as a essential component for whole body. It is a water soluble nutrient necessary for repairing and maintaining cells and bones as well as fighting infections, improving cholesterol, and lowering both cancer and cardiovascular disease risks.

Fruits can be named as the easiest way to supply vitamin C. The listed foods below are among the highest vitamin C source. The more you consume, the lower risk of vitamin C deficiency is meaning that lower risk of scurvy. Some may be your favorite treats already.

  • Sweet red bell peppers
  • Parsley
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Strawberries
  • Mustard greens
  • Papaya
  • Grapefruit
  • Kiwi
  • Oranges
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cabbage
  • Tomatoes
  • Raspberries
  • Celery
  • Spinach
  • Pineapple
  • Watermelon
  • Tangerines
  • Limes
  • Cranberries
  • Guava

Eating these foods at the same time you should know how to prepare and store each kind. Moreover, take aware of the size of the serving, and how ripe the produce is. In general, a well ripened product has the highest levels of Vitamin C, though even unripe samples contain some of the nutrient. 

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