For decades Vitamin C was considered a powerful antioxidant to fight against cancer even though “modern” medicine has always had its doubts and rarely uses food and lifestyle to treat any disease or symptoms. A recent article now declares with scientific proof that the amount of Vitamin C in 300 oranges has proven to reduce and/or eliminate cancer.
Why are oranges the standard for Vitamin C? It’s because of good, old-fashioned marketing. In other words if you tell a lie long enough, the lie becomes the truth.
Oranges have been marketed as having the highest Vitamin C content and therefore being promoted as the primary source of this nutrient. However, there are at least ten other fruits and veggies that have a higher Vitmain C content. See below the Top Ten food sources that have a higher Vitamin C content than oranges.
Also, did you know that ascorbic acid is a man-made or synthetic/fake form of Vitamin C? If you’re taking Vitamin C as a supplement, it is best to check the origin of the Vitamin C. Ascorbic Acid is actually not healthy to take as a vitamin C supplement and certainly not healthy as an additive in food products.
If you want to prevent cancer then eat a variety of fruits and vegetables to not only get the vitamin C but also to get the variety of other much-needed nutrients. Getting the nutrients in their natural or original state is always superior than chemical extraction or synthetically made.
I tend to stay away from the “just eat this,” or “just do that” approach to improving your health. No one food has only one vitamin or mineral anyway. All foods have a combination of nutrients and therefore isolating one particular food means that other food and lifestyle factors will be overlooked. Besides, when it comes to cancer, cancer is a multi-faceted ailment. Banking on one vitamin to overcome cancer is like putting only pennies into your bank account. All elements of food and lifestyle play a role in one’s health and in the prevention and triumph over cancer.
The Top Ten Fruits and Veggies per serving that have a higher Vitamin C content than Oranges (70mg):
190mg Red Bell Pepper (this is why they are so expensive)
137mg Kiwi x2
122mg Green Bell Peppers
108mg Chili Peppers