Research has shown that 47% of Americans have low vitamin C levels. People with the lowest levels of vitamin C have higher blood pressure, a larger body mass index, and bigger waist circumference than those with normal vitamin C levels. Vitamin C intake recommendations vary by age and other factors (such as if you smoke or if you’re breastfeeding), but on average, adult males should have 90mg of vitamin C a day, while adult females should strive for 75mg.*
A simple blood test performed by your doctor can determine your vitamin C levels. Bell peppers, kale, and broccoli are great source of Vitamin C. In fact, they each contain greater amounts than oranges!
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