Grill Veggies High in Vitamin C for Immune System Support
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It’s essential to eat a diverse diet with an eye on fitness and a robust immune system. The choices everyday people make about what to put in your body have significant implications. There’s a reason certain things are classified as “junk food,” while others are deemed “health foods.”
In terms of providing determining immune system support, vegetables rich in vitamin C can get the job done. And when properly prepared on a stainless steel PGS Grill that locks in the flavor, as well as vitamin C, there may be no better elixir. That’s why it’s essential to understand why vitamin C delivers crucial immune system support and how to prepare the veggies.
How Does Vitamin C Provide Immune System Support?
Vitamin C is highly regarded in health and wellness circles because it helps repair muscles, teeth, skin, and bones. It is also an antioxidant that combats free radicals in the body that are a root cause of ailments such as cancer, heart disease, and premature aging. Yes, vitamin C helps keep you young. It also beefs up the immune system to decrease symptoms associated with the common cold and a wide range of flu viruses. With that in mind, these are veggies that rank among the highest in vitamin C.
Broccoli: A half-cup of broccoli delivers upwards of 51 mg of vitamin C, which equals 57 percent of the daily value (DV) based on a 2,000-calorie per day diet.
Brussels Sprouts: One-half cup of Brussels sprouts provides upwards of 54 percent DV of vitamin C. Along with providing immune system support, adequate vitamin C levels have also been linked to reduced hip fractures in seniors.
Cauliflower: One head of this popular veggie enjoys upwards of 283 mg of vitamin C. Cauliflower is considered the world’s healthiest vegetable because it contains substantial levels of B6, vitamin K, and Folate, among others.
Chili Peppers: If you really want to maximize the vitamin C in chili peppers, it’s important to keep in mind that green ones have 106 mg, while the red variety has only 65 mg.
Sweet Yellow Peppers: The levels of vitamin C in sweet and bell peppers reportedly surges as they ripen. A fully mature bell or sweet pepper provides an impressive 152 percent of the vitamin C needed. What’s interesting is that these peppers enjoy nearly double the vitamin C found in green peppers.
Tomatoes: Not to rekindle the age-old debate whether tomatoes are a fruit or vegetable, but for grilling purposes, they mesh wonderfully with recipes. They are considered an excellent antioxidant, and one small tomato provides almost one-third of the daily vitamin C needs.
Knowing which veggies to concentrate on when boosting the immune system is only half the challenge. They must also be prepared in a fashion that avoids nutrition loss and secures the flavor. This is a simple and delicious recipe that the family chef can craft on a high-quality barbecue, such as a stainless steel PGS Grill.
Skewered Veggie Medley
If you are truly serious about immune system support, this veggie kabob recipe gathers more than enough delicious options into one offering. By utilizing a high-quality LP grill to maximize the flavor and nutrition, a single skewer is likely to exceed the DV.
Gather These Ingredients
- 8 Bamboo Grilling Skewers
- 2 Sweet Yellow Peppers (chunked)
- 2 Large Broccoli Heads (broken apart)
- 2 Cups of Brussels Sprouts
- 12 Cherry Tomatoes
- 1 Pineapple (chunked)
- 1 Zucchini (sliced 1-inch thick)
- ½ Pound Stuffing Mushrooms
- 1/3 Cup of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 Teaspoons of Dry Basil
- 1 Teaspoon of Powdered Ginger
- 1 Teaspoon of Sea Salt
- ½ Teaspoon of Black Pepper
Place the skewers in warm water and let soak for 20 minutes. Set the PGS Grill to medium heat and then lightly oil the grates. Thread the various veggies and mushrooms on the skewers in any order of your choosing. Then, whisk the remaining olive oil together with the seasonings. Brush the mixture on the veggie kabobs. Grill for 10-15 minutes while routinely turning and basting with the olive oil mixture. Remove when they are tender, juicy, and mouthwatering delightful.
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