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Hello Spring!

Warmer weather, weekend days at the beach, and afternoons at the pool (well, not yet but, I can see the light!) I was destined to live near the water! The only thing that makes a beautiful, sunny day even better? Refreshing strawberry sorbet made with plump, sweet, perfectly ripened strawberries! Ahhhhhhh! Hello spring! So happy to see you!

Vitamin C

Strawberries are loaded with vitamin C and we are in the midst of strawberry season. Strawberries provide a healthy dose of this nutrient, important for growth and healing of skin and cartilage. Vitamin C is an antioxidant which means it helps prevent the cancer.

Other sources of vitamin C are tomatoes, potatoes, bell peppers, kiwi, broccoli, Bok Choy (see recipe here), and Brussels sprouts (see recipe here).

Vegetarians and Vegans

Vitamin C rich foods directly help with the absorption of non-heme iron (iron found in plant foods such as nuts, seeds, legumes and leafy greens). Combine an iron-rich food with a food high in vitamin C in the same meal, for example black beans and salsa, add citrus fruit to oatmeal, or add orange slices to salads.

Read more about iron and vitamin C.

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  1. Thank you for pointing out that potatoes are a source of Vitamin C. I didn’t know that!

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