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Morning everyone, do you know why it’s important to “eat the rainbow”?
Because we cannot make our own Vitamin C, it is essential we get it from our diet. We need this important vitamin to help provide antioxidant protection, enhance wound healing, help synthesize collagen and more.
Living the Keto lifestyle means eating all types of low-carb foods, yet you could be missing your recommended amounts of Vitamin C and other nutrients.
Since fruits typically high in Vitamin C are not normally consumed on a Keto diet, it may be handy to have a list of the top ten foods that do. Vitamin C deficiency can lead to symptoms like these:
- Dry hair
- Slow wound healing
- Rough, scaly skin
- Increased bruising
- Frequent illness or infections
So, oranges and other citrus may be out, what foods are in?
Top Ten High Vitamin C, Low-Carb Foods
- Bell Peppers-higher in Vitamin C than any citrus fruit
- Kale-also protects against 4 kinds of cancer
- Broccoli-provides more than 100% of your daily Vit C requirement
- Sugar Snap Peas-one serving exceeds recommended daily value of Vit C
- Brussel Sprouts-Low calorie, cruciferous veggie, helps meet daily goal
- Strawberries-can be consumed on keto since they contain less sugar
- Kohlrabi-a type of cabbage best eaten in soups or stews
- Cauliflower-rich in Vit C, delicious raw or cooked
- Red Cabbage-a veggie in the Brassica family
- Chicken liver-one of the only animal foods considered a good source of Vit C
Following a Keto diet doesn’t mean getting suboptimal levels of Vitamin C if you “eat the rainbow”. Try to incorporate some or all of these foods on a daily basis to maintain healthy skin, bones, and prevent certain cancers.