Over a year into the pandemic, we can all say that we have been living healthier and cleaner due to the health crisis. We all know what healthier eating meant for our bodies, and how it would help boost our immune systems to fight off illnesses and diseases.
And with the cases setting record high numbers recently, there’s an even greater need to strengthen and improve our health. That’s why My Pope Philippines is listing some fruits that have the highest vitamin C content, since we all know that vitamin C can do so much good for immunity. (Read: 3 Healthy Smoothies We Learned From Celebrities)
Bonus tip: You can use these fruits for dishes or desserts, so you would be able to encourage more picky eaters in your family to eat them!
Fruits High in Vitamin C: Mango
The national fruit of the Philippines definitely has one of the highest contents of vitamin C among fruits— but you almost always don’t notice it because of the sweetness of Philippine mangoes.
Not only can you use this sweet fruit to make desserts, but you can also even use it for savory dishes for your family! Here are some recipes you can make using mangoes: Savory Mango Pilaf with Cashews, Mango Chicken, Mango Pudding
Fruits High in Vitamin C: Papaya
Some don’t like papaya because it’s less sweet than other fruits, but it’s still something worth eating because of its health benefits. It not only has lots of vitamin C— it also has anti-aging properties, aids digestion, and helps improve eyesight!
So if you’re contemplating whether or not you should eat papaya, this is your sign to give it another chance! Here are some recipes you can make using papaya: Papaya Bars, Papaya Stew, Spicy Papaya Salad
Fruits High in Vitamin C: Berries
Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and cranberries all have high vitamin C content— plus, it’s practically one of the easiest fruits to feed children because they often associate it with desserts and chocolate!
So if you’re looking for immunity-boosting fruits to feed your family this pandemic, you might want to try making desserts and dishes using berries. Here are some recipes you can make using berries: Chicken with Strawberries, Turkey Cranberry Meatballs, Blueberry Cobbler