Dr Oz: Vitamin C Food Sources & One Brazil Nut Good Source of Selenium


Dr Oz: Vitamin E Overdose Can Cause Prostate Cancer

Dr. Oz already revealed the truth about what can happen when a person accidentally overdoses on antioxidant supplements and how too much vitamin E can lead to a higher risk of prostate cancer in men. Keep reading to find out how you can get the perfect amount of antioxidants from the food you eat.

Dr Oz: Full Dose Of Vitamin C In Broccoli

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant so Dr. Oz wanted his audience to guess how much they would need to eat to get their daily dose of the vitamin:


Dr Oz: Vitamin C Food Sources & One Brazil Nut Good Source of Selenium

Dr. Oz February 22 2013 talked with registered dietician Ashley Koff about the best food sources for vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium.

  1. Less than a cup
  2. 3 cups
  3. 10 cups

The correct answer is actually less than a cup.

Dr Oz: Vitamin A Food Sources

Dr. Oz knows how confusing it can be to figure out how much you need to eat in order to get the right amount of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants so he invited a registered dietician on the show to explain how everyone can figure out the right amount each time they eat. Ashley Koff said it is not possible to overdose on antioxidants that come from foods – it is only possible to overdose when using antioxidant supplements.


To get the 2,500 IUs of Vitamin A that Dr. Oz recommended every day, you would need to eat one of the following:

  • ¼ a carrot
  • ¼ a sweet potato
  • ¼ cup cantaloupe
  • ½ pound goat cheese
  • 2.5 pounds shrimp

Ashley Koff recommended avoiding the goat cheese and shrimp because the fruits and vegetables are much better. For anyone who is allergic to the foods above, Dr. Oz suggested taking a low-dose vitamin supplement.

Dr Oz: Vitamin C Food Sources

The daily recommendation for vitamin C is 60 milligrams, according to Dr. Oz. He said vitamin C is wonderful for your immune system as well as your skin. Check out some of the best sources of vitamin C below:

  • ¾ cup broccoli
  • 1 ¼ cup cauliflower
  • ¾ cup strawberries
  • 1 orange
  • 30 cups of low-fat yogurt

Dr Oz: Vitamin E Food Sources

Dr. Oz said vitamin E is very unique and important for brain power. The dosage he recommended is 30 IUs per day and here are some good food sources:

  • 5 ½ cups spinach
  • 19 cups raspberries
  • 50 cups cheddar cheese
  • 9 ½ pounds lean beef
  • ½ cup almonds

Dr Oz: Selenium Food Sources

Selenium is a mineral that is very beneficial to your immune system with a daily dose recommendation of 70 MCG per day. Here are some of the ways to get Selenium into your diet:

  • 3 cups crimini mushrooms
  • 50 bananas
  • 7 cups milk
  • 5 ounces halibut
  • Brazil nut


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