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Is Running Making You Sick? Try Vitamin C

Sunday’s workout featured 18 miles of joggling on snow covered, icy paths. It even had 3 incidences of slipping and falling without making a brilliant saving catch. The pain experienced and the annoyance ofvitamin C orange sick running so slow is starting to wear on me. Is there anything positive about being a marathon joggler in this brutal Chicago winter weather?

Well, it turns out there is. Running combined with daily doses of vitamin C was shown to reduce the chances of catching a cold by 50%.

The results were reported in a reviewed published by a joint team from the Australian National University and the University of Helsinki, Finland. They looked at data from studies in the last few decades that included 11,000 participants. They found for most people, vitamin C had no positive effect at reducing incidences of getting a cold. However, for marathon runners (and jogglers too) they were 50% less likely to get sick if they took daily doses of 200 mg of Vitamin C.

Of course, to get that much Vitamin C you’ll have to drink about 32 ounces of orange juice per day. Yum. But that isn’t your only option. Consider some of these.

Food sources of Vitamin C

Food, Standard Amount

Vitamin C (mg)

Calories

Guava, raw, ½
cup

188

56

Red sweet pepper, raw, ½cup

142

20

Red sweet pepper, cooked,
½ cup

116

19

Kiwi fruit, 1 medium

70

46

Orange, raw, 1 medium

70

62

Orange juice, ¾ cup

61-93

79-84

Green pepper, sweet, raw,
½
cup

60

15

Green pepper, sweet, cooked,
½
cup

51

19

Grapefruit juice, ¾ cup

50-70

71-86

Vegetable juice cocktail, ¾ cup

50

34

Strawberries, raw, ½
cup

49

27

Brussels sprouts, cooked,
½ cup

48

28

Cantaloupe, ¼ medium

47

51

Papaya, raw, ¼ medium

47

30

Kohlrabi, cooked, ½
cup

45

24

Broccoli, raw, ½
cup

39

15

Edible pod peas, cooked,
½

cup

38

34

Broccoli, cooked, ½ cup

37

26

Sweetpotato, canned, ½
cup

34

116

Tomato juice, ¾ cup

33

31

Cauliflower, cooked, ½
cup

28

17

Pineapple, raw, ½
cup

28

37

Kale, cooked, ½
cup

27

18

Mango, ½ cup

23

54

Eat up and joggle on.

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