TT: Happy National Vitamin C Day

The good news is that Vitamin C is important for runners.

  • It is a potent antioxidant that plays a crucial role in decreasing the inflammatory response associated with exercise.
  • It is needed for the absorption of iron, which helps boost energy.
  • It also helps form collagen, the abundant protein that builds your skin, tendons and muscles. This supports your body’s muscle growth and tissue repair.

How can you get your Vitamin C?

  • A supplement.

Nature Made Extra Strength Vitamin C 1000 mg Tablets, Dietary Supplement, 105 Count -

  • All things citrus.  My favorite are mandarins.
Close-Up Of Mandarin Orange

but Navel oranges have the most vitamin C

  • Strawberries.


  • Bell peppers

YELLOW peppers actually have the most vitamin C

  • Tomatoes
Do Tomatoes Have More Vitamin C Than Oranges?

sun-dried tomatoes are the richest in Vitamin C

  • Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower)

Brussel sprouts have the highest, closely followed by broccoli

  • White potatoes
best vitamin c foods

I do prefer sweet potatoes but unfortunately they are not as nutritious

Happy Running! So how do you get your vitamin C? Please share.







Since today is Tuesday, I’m linking up with Zenaida and Kim (Kooky Runner).

I’m also linking up here:

with co-hosts Coach Debbie RunsConfessions of a Mother RunnerMile by MileRuns with Pugs, and Laura Norris Running.

17 thoughts on “TT: Happy National Vitamin C Day

  1. I probably get all the vitamin C I need from broccoli alone- it’s my favorite vegetable and one that my daughter will eat, so we have it frequently. I do take a supplement, but not for C (it’s a bone-building supplement with D and B12 and all the bone minerals.) I’m pretty sure I get enough C from vegetables (I don’t eat a lot of fruit.)

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  2. As much as I love bell peppers and tomatoes, I’d have to say potatoes are my favorite veggie. I have a baked potato for lunch most days during the week. I never realized they are so rich in vitamin C until today 😉

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