Vitamin C is known to help strengthen the body’s immune system and ability to fight disease, and throughout the years, studies have shown vitamin C to even help heal snake bites, bacterial and viral infections. Fruits high in vitamin C are recommended because they can help stave off or eliminate certain infectious bacteria. Vitamin C is essential for growth and development, and serves in the function of skin repair, making it very important in wound healing, strengthening the human immune system and increasing the body’s ability to resist infection.
Fruits rich in vitamin C Include: Acerola or West Indian Cherry, Currants, Guavas, Oranges, Lemon, Kiwi, Strawberries, Pineapple, Honeydew, Mangoes, Plums and Watermelon.
Vegetables rich in vitamin C: Peppers, Chives, Parsley, Kale, Broccoli, Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Asparagus, Tomatoes and Spinach.