Random question about vitamin C and citrus fruits

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    May 06, 2014 9:17 PM GMT
    How do you get enough vitamin C if you hate the taste of citrus fruits and don't drink fruit juice?

    I sometimes put citrus fruits in a pitcher of water and leave it in the fridge for a while to make a citrusy water but I don't know how much vitamin C I'm getting from that.

    Any suggestions?
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    May 06, 2014 9:29 PM GMT
    Danny_boy93 saidHow do you get enough vitamin C if you hate the taste of citrus fruits and don't drink fruit juice? Any suggestions?

    1. All fruits contain vitamin C - research the amount in a particular fruit.
    2. Costco sells bottles of chewable Vitamin C tablets dirt cheap.
  • 1AlanZSky

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    May 06, 2014 9:51 PM GMT
    Lemons do not necessarily contain vitamin C. Citric acid is NOT the same as ascorbic acid.
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    May 06, 2014 10:06 PM GMT
    Maybe vitamin C tablets are the best option. I do eat other fruits but normally bananas, avocado, cherries, grapes and blueberries. I tried eating grape fruit with breakfast but it's too bitter (yuk!) so I don't feel like I get enough C although I just googled it and I didn't realise a banana was 10% of my daily recommended amount so maybe I get more than I realised.
  • kew1

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    May 06, 2014 11:11 PM GMT
    http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/vitamin-C.php
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    May 06, 2014 11:29 PM GMT
    Buffered Vitamin C in a powdered form that you mix with water is the best absorbed.
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    May 07, 2014 2:28 PM GMT
    kew1 saidhttp://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/vitamin-C.php

    Great article and I eat a lot on that list, sadly not enough papaya just because of the cost but I do eat loads of berries because their lower in sugar than a lot of fruits and I didn't realise vegetables had vit C so I'm probably doing alright. I'm just on a fact finding mission at the moment because I'm aiming to get enough of all the different vitamins and nutrients because although I eat a lot of fruit and veg I don't know if I'm eating enough variety.