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These Vitamin C Fruits Can Help Fight Off Coronavirus

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JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - To ward off the corona virus, the body is required to have stronger immunity than usual. So how do we build a stronger immune system to counteract the Covid-19 coronavirus? Eat foods or fruits that contain lots of vitamin C.

Vitamin C is one of the important vitamins needed by the body, especially for the growth and repair of cells in bones, teeth, skin, and other tissues.

In addition, vitamin C also has other roles, such as helping to increase the absorption of iron from vegetable food sources, helping to prevent cell damage, thus reducing the risk of cancer, and also can protect your body from various infections because vitamin C can help maintain the immune system .

As reported from various sources, including hellosehat, some of the fruits that contain a good number of vitamin C are:

1. Guava

Guava is a fruit that contains the highest vitamin C. As mentioned above, guava contains more than 200 mg of vitamin in one fruit, more than the vitamin C in oranges.

Besides vitamin C, guava also contains a lot of fiber. The fiber content in guava also exceeds the fiber content of oranges. You are advised to meet the consumption needs of 25 grams of fiber (for women) to 38 grams (for men) in a day.

2. Papaya

Half of a papaya fruit contains approximately 94 mg of vitamin C. This amount is slightly higher than the content of vitamin C in citrus fruits. Based on research, consumption of papaya fruit can help brighten the skin and strengthen your bones. This can happen because of the high vitamin C content in papaya fruit.

In addition to vitamin C, papaya fruit is also rich in fiber, vitamin A, vitamin B complex (such as folic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin B2, and vitamin B1), potassium, and calcium. Because of its contents, of course papaya provides benefits for the body, such as to facilitate digestion (fiber), maintain healthy skin and eyes (vitamin A), help the body's metabolism (vitamin B complex), and control blood pressure (potassium).

3. Kiwi

Kiwi contains 84 grams of vitamin C per one fruit. The content of vitamin C in kiwifruit is also higher than the content of vitamin C in oranges. The high antioxidant content of vitamin C makes kiwifruit help the body fight infection and free radicals in the body.

Kiwi fruit also contains vitamin A, vitamin E, and vitamin K. Meanwhile, the minerals contained in kiwi fruit are potassium, manganese, iron, and magnesium. In addition, kiwi fruit is also a food source that is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, where omega 3 can help you reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.

4. Strawberry

Half a glass (125 ml) of strawberries contains 52 mg of vitamin C. Slightly below the vitamin C content in oranges, but strawberries still have many benefits for the body. Besides vitamin C, strawberries also contain anthocyanin and ellagic acid. Research shows that consumption of strawberries can help prevent you from cancer, aging, inflammation, and neurological diseases.

Strawberries are rich in antioxidants and also contain vitamin B complex, vitamin A, vitamin E, potassium, manganese, fluorine, iron, and iodine, which are certainly very beneficial for our bodies.

5. Pineapple

There are 39-49 grams of vitamin C contained in half a glass (125 ml) of pineapple, not much different from the vitamin C content in strawberries.

In addition to vitamin C, pineapple is also famous for its bromelain content in it. Bromelain is a digestive enzyme that helps break down proteins in food and reduce bloating, and can also act as an anti-inflammatory. Pineapple also contains vitamin B complex and vitamin A in small amounts.

6. Mango

Less than the content of vitamin C in the fruits above, the content of vitamin C in mangoes is 29 mg. Apart from being a source of vitamin C, mangoes are also a source of vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, and copper. Mangoes are also rich in fiber and phytonutrients, such as carotenoids and polyphenols. Polyphenol antioxidant compounds contained in mangoes are proven to help protect you from breast and colon cancer.