If you are like many people, the minute you feel a bit sniffly, you start thinking about oranges.
Because, as we all know, they are super high in vitamin C, which is exactly what you need to help you get better quickly.
Now, there is nothing wrong with a glass of fresh OJ – I’m a big fan myself, especially if someone else has done the squeezing – but there are plenty of other ways of getting a nice hit of vitamin C without having to chug a load of the orange stuff.
For ease of reference, some really handy sources of vitamin C are:
- Peppers – especially red, yellow and orange ones.
- Green leafy veg like spinach and kale.
- Broccoli and cauliflower
- Brussel sprouts and peas (especially frozen ones)
- Tomatoes (cooked and raw)
- Kiwi fruit, mango and pineapple
Now, what does that look like in the real world?
A nice big salad with peppers, baby spinach and baby tomatoes.
Or some lovely steamed cauliflower and broccoli to accompany your pizza which has a tomato base, and baby tomatoes on top.
A bowl of homemade tomato soup.
A great big fruity smoothie with loads of mango in it, or a green juice with kale and spinach. (ok, so that last one doesn’t float my boat, but as a nutritionist, I do feel I should mention green juices occasionally otherwise you might not take me seriously)
I hope you can see there are plenty of tasty ways of giving yourself a boost of vitamin C without having to drink so many pints of juice that you turn a funny shade of orange.
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