There's no doubt about it: Vitamin C is pretty important. Also known as ascorbic acid, it helps build and repair parts of the body, including cartilage, muscles, and blood vessels. And while research is still mixed over whether vitamin C is effective for preventing and/or treating certain conditions, it's clear that not getting enough of it can lead to all kinds of health problems (gingivitis, nosebleeds, bruising easily, dry skin and hair, and scurvy, to name a few).
But how much vitamin C is enough? The recommended daily intake is 75 milligrams (mg) for adult women, 85 mg for pregnant adult women, 120 mg for breastfeeding adult women, and 90 mg for adult men. (And, in case you were wondering, 2,000 mg is the upper limit for vitamin C.) It's best to get it through your food, and these delicious, vitamin-C packed dishes make that goal easier and tastier than ever. Spoiler: Only one recipe includes oranges.More
This low-calorie dish has a star ingredient that's packed with vitamin C — mango! The sweet topping is the perfect addition these tasty tacos in more ways than one.
1 cup of mango slices contains 60 mg (76% daily value (DV) of vitamin C.
Grab the recipe from Get Inspired Everyday.
When you think of vitamin C, you probably think of oranges. This healthified Chinese-inspired recipe uses the tasty citrus to give a light, fresh pop of flavor to the dish.
1 cup of orange slices contains 96 mg (160% DV) of vitamin C.
Grab the recipe from Eating Bird Food.