South Beach Diet - Phase 1 and Vitamin C




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Wild Vulpix
03-18-2010, 03:11 PM
I'm a smidge ill and I need some vitamin C. I'd rather get it naturally than in capsule form, but the only things I can think of that have vitamin C in it aren't Phase 1 friendly.

Are lemons okay? I believe they're a fruit, so they're probably not. And they contain 6g of sugar. This is the only thing I can think of aside from 'real' fruits :( Anyone else have any ideas?


jennyplain
03-18-2010, 03:41 PM
Broccoli and brusselsprouts have more Vitamin C than most fruits do. There's a great chart here on Wikipedia...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_C#Natural_and_synthetic_dietary_sources

Good luck!

tomandkara
03-18-2010, 04:03 PM
I believe zinc is super for boosting your immune system, even better than Vitamin C. Zinc is usually associated with high-protein foods such as beef, lamb, pork, crabmeat, turkey, chicken, lobster, clams, and salmon. Good vegetarian sources of zinc are milk and cheese, peanuts, beans, yogurt, and pumpkin seeds. All of those foods are Phase 1 friendly.


tigger175
03-18-2010, 04:56 PM
i dont know what foods you are allowed to eat but cauliflower has a lot of vitamin C!

mandalinn82
03-18-2010, 05:09 PM
Red Bell Pepper has a ton too!