Tag: vitamin c

One Small Change: A Powerhouse Pairing

by in Healthy Tips, August 13, 2013

eggplant and tofu
Imagine some classic food pairings: wine and cheese, fruit and nuts, steak and potatoes … iron and vitamin C? For a variety of people, including vegans and endurance athletes, getting enough iron can be a challenge. Even minor levels of iron deficiency can lead to impaired endurance, as well as fatigue, loss of concentration and decreased immune function. While animal-based sources of iron (red meat, poultry, egg yolks and shellfish) tend to be better absorbed than plant-based sources (dark leafy greens, beans, lentils, tofu, some grains and even spices), there are other factors that can improve or inhibit iron absorption.

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High-Vitamin C Recipes

by in Healthy Recipes, November 27, 2012

beef pops
To help increase your immunity this cold and flu season, give yourself an extra boost of vitamin C (no supplements required!). This antioxidant is found in a wide range of foods from potatoes to bell peppers. Check out these 5 delicious, vitamin-C rich recipes.

The Guidelines
The recommended daily amount of vitamin C is 60 milligrams. Each of the recipes below contains at least 20% (or 12 milligrams) of your daily recommended dose.

Vitamin C has many other roles besides helping stave off the common cold. It also helps form collagen, a building block of connective tissue that gives strength to skin, hair, and nails.  Vitamin C also helps increase the body’s absorption of iron.

The Recipes

Beef Pops With Pineapple and Parsley Sauce (above)
These bite-sized skewers get most of their vitamin C from the pineapple chunks. Surprisingly, the rest of the vitamin C (over 15% of your daily dose) is from the chopped parsley.

Recommended daily amount of vitamin C: 53%

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Tomato Debate: Fresh vs. Cooked

by in Healthy Tips, July 28, 2009

Tomato Relish
You may know that the more you cook a food, the more you destroy its nutrients, but is that true for tomatoes? Not exactly. In fact, some nutrients increase when you cook tomatoes, while others drop off. So what’s a tomato-lover to do?

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Nutrient to Know: Vitamin C

by in Uncategorized, July 8, 2009

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Which has more vitamin C: a cup of broccoli or an orange? Get the answer and learn more about the benefits of this vitamin.

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5 Fresh Foods To Boost Immunity

by in Healthy Tips, February 17, 2009


This winter, protect yourself from those cold or flu bugs going around. Eat more of these fresh foods to build up your immunity.

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Spotlight Recipe: Mulled Apple Cider

by in Healthy Recipes, December 22, 2008

Cozy up next to the fire with a warming mug of Ellie Krieger’s Mulled Apple Cider. The cinnamon sticks lend this drink a holiday scent, and the fresh orange slices add vitamin C and potassium.

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