When it comes to supplements, vitamin C is the equivalent to coconut oil: You want to have it in everything because it does the body good. When you were growing up, you probably heard your Mami telling you to drink orange juice to get your daily dose of vitamin C in, and guess what — Mami was right. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, "Vitamin C is needed for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body." It also contains immune-boosting properties and fights against major health complications like high blood pressure, heart disease, and cancer.
However, the body isn't able to make this vitamin on its own and it can't store it either. Thankfully, fueling your body with vitamin C is as easy as it can be — literally all fruits and veggies contain some amount of this supplement. Skip the oranges if you aren't about that life and opt for fruits that have a higher source of vitamin C, such as kiwis, mangoes, and pineapples. Or reach for peppers, spinach, and sweet potatoes. So if for one second you forgot how important it was to fuel your body with it, we're here to remind you with nine Latino-based snacks that are vitamin C–rich and delicious as hell.