Vitamin C can help boost your immune system, protect against heart disease, keep your eyes healthy, and combat oxidative stress from free radicals.

Red bell peppers, which are botanically classified as a fruit and not a vegetable, are some of the richest natural sources of vitamin C, containing more than you need for the entire day.

Organic bell peppers contain significantly more vitamin C and other antioxidant compounds than conventionally grown varieties.

High-quality vitamin C supplements, like pure organic ascorbic acid, can also help you meet your needs, but they shouldn’t take the place of a healthy diet.