There’s a lot of advice about supplements that ward off viruses and help us stay healthy!  While I’m a big fan of supplementation in many circumstances, I still prefer that we EAT healthful food to give us the nutrients we need.

One big vitamin that really helps our immune system keep us healthy and germ-free, along with a lot of other good things, is Vitamin C.  Check some of these foods you may not have considered loaded with Vitamin C.

  • Of course, we always think of oranges, but clementines are a delicious choice! I often eat two of them because they are so tiny and easy to peel.
  • Bell Peppers. This delicious vegetable is loaded with Vitamin C – more than that found in oranges! Eat them raw, or sauté them with onions, garlic, and some spinach to top chicken, beef or baked potatoes.
  • Broccoli. Another reason to love this cruciferous and super star veggie.  It’s delicious raw, steamed or roasted.
  • Cantaloupe. Eat this yummy globe right from the rind, or cut it up and add to salads (or the above pepper mix!), or puree and freeze it for smoothies.
  • Kale. Don’t stop reading here….!  Kale is delicious tossed in olive oil and sea salt and roasted into chips, or added to a smoothie.  My husband advises checking your teeth before your first in-person meeting, however.  HaHa!
  • Kiwi fruit. Usually found in a fruit salad, kiwi can be pureed to become part of a cold, creamy soup, or added to any salads.
  • Strawberries. Obviously, added to anything, or eaten as is!  My daughter loves strawberries dipped in melted dark chocolate – adding an extra boost of antioxidants.
  • Cherry tomatoes. Add to salads, or skewer these delicious morsels with mozzarella balls, basil leaves, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar for a nice caprese mini salad!

Vitamin C helps your body in many ways, like:

  1. Providing strong healthy joints and soft tissues.
  2. Creating healthier skin – a good barrier to germs! It helps collagen production and is a powerful antioxidant.
  3. Keeping your heart healthy, working to keep blood vessels strong, cholesterol levels healthy and preventing heart disease.
  4. Vitamin SEE helps protect the eyes! It keeps the eyes’ blood vessels strong and protects against UV damage.  Vitamin C has been shown to lower the risk of developing cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, as well as with visual acuity.

So, eat up these delicious fruits and vegetables.  If you are looking for additional supplements, give us a call.  We carry excellent products that you will love!

To Your Vitality!

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