Get More Vitamin C With This Summer Fruit Salad

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img_1724[1]For most of us, summer is the perfect time to get fruits that are less than readily available out-of-season.  And eating more fruit is a great way to increase your vitamin C intake.

Studies show that vitamin C is a powerful and effective antioxidant that offers a wide array of important health benefits, including:

  • lowers blood pressure and stroke risk
  • regulates nitric oxide levels
  • improves peripheral blood flow
  • aids in cellular repair
  • strengthens immune system
  • improves cardiac health
  • helps avoid degenerative diseases
  • improves eye health

To ensure that you get at least the recommended 90 mg per day, eat a 1 cup serving of a fruit salad made from any combination of oranges, strawberries, papaya, kiwi, and mango.  If you have another favorite, toss it in there, too (I like watermelon — a good source of vitamin C and more lycopene than tomatoes).  All these fruits are…

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