What food should I eat for Vitamins C and E?

Elizabeth Casparro, MPH,RD
Nutrition & Dietetics

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, can be found in citrus fruits (oranges, grapefruit, etc.), kiwi, strawberries, red bell pepper, broccoli, brussel sprouts, tomatoes, guavas and more. One cup of red bell pepper alone provides all of the Vitamin C you need for one day! Vitamin E, also known by its most significant form: alpha-tocopherol, can be found in nuts, seeds, and vegetable oils. One ounce of sunflower seeds provides almost all of the Vitamin E you need for one day (Recommended Daily Allowance = 15 mg/day and sunflowers provide 14 mg/day).

Dr. Ellen Marmur, MD

Vitamin C is found in:

  • Oranges
  • Lemons
  • Grapefruit
  • Papaya
  • Tomatoes

Vitamin E is found in:

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Nuts
  • Olive oil
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Avocados
  • Broccoli
  • Leafy green vegetables
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