STAY HEALTHY THIS WINTER // 6 vitamin C rich foods to add to your grocery list🍓🥬🍊
Thanks to social distancing and increased hygiene practices all around due to COVID, it may be a whole lot easier to stay flu-free this winter at least. In saying that, an annoying cold or the flu can creep up on you at any time and have you bedridden or in iso at home for days on end, so it’s always better to be prepared.
A handy little trick to kick your sniffles to the kerb and help you remain healthy this winter is to up your intake of nature’s immunity booster - Vitamin C. Taking a C supplement is an effective way to do this, but consuming Vitamin C through your diet is essential to support your immune system. Wanna know exactly which foods are high in Vitamin C? Here are six common food items to add to your grocery list –
Everyone knows oranges are an amazing source of Vitamin C, but other citrus fruits like lemons, grapefruits and mandarins also boast high amounts of Vitamin C AND water content, meaning not only do they help give your immune system a boost, but they also help keep you hydrated, and we all know how important it is to stay hydrated in winter! 🍊💦
Plus, they taste heavenly, so who wouldn’t wanna eat them every day? Well, most people aren’t fond of straight up eating lemons (nor are we encouraging that), but you can still easily incorporate them into your daily diet by adding a few slices or just the juice of this wonderful fruit into your water or tea 🍋☕
Perfect by themselves as a snack or to add to salads, soups or stir-fries, capsicum is another staple to add your grocery list 📝
Bear in mind, their vitamin C content is reduced when you cook them, so it’s a good idea to add raw capsicum as a topping to a meal or eat it as a snack if you want to nourish your body with max vitamin C goodness! ✨
Green leafy veges like broccoli, kale, spinach, cabbage or brussels sprouts are also fantastic sources of Vitamin C 🥬
We get it, they aren’t AS enticing as some of the other Vitamin C rich foods, but they’re insanely easy to incorporate into nearly every meal. Whether you fancy a salad, sandwich, soup, stir-fry or smoothie, adding more leafy greens into your diet is an ideal way to help you stay healthy this winter 🥗
These little sweet treats are truly natures candy 🍓
All berries such as blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries are a fantastic source of Vitamin C, as well as being good for your heart, digestion and brain. Plus, they’re perfect for eating throughout the day to fuel your body or satisfying your after-dinner cravings 🍨 🍫
Juicy, tasty and ultra-nourishing, tomatoes are a fantastic snack or ingredient to add to a meal 🍅
If you’re a tomato lover, you’ll be pleased to know that their high Vitamin C and antioxidant content make them the perfect treat to keep your health on point this winter. Your body will thank you for indulging in this these healthy delights.
Carrots are a go-to veg for keeping your immune system healthy and can also be great for managing blood sugar levels 🥕
They’re able to be easily incorporated into many meals, but also make for an awesome energy-boosting snack by themselves or dipped in hummus or nut butter. Deeelish! 😋
There are plenty more delicious foods out there that are rich in Vitamin C, these are just some of the most commonly known that a lot of people enjoy. Do you eat any of these Vitamin C rich foods to stay healthy? What other Vitamin C rich foods do you eat? Let us know in the comments👇🧡
Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information.